The Early Years

1980 - 2000

My creative journey began in my kindergarten class.  I chose the easel as my daily activity, instead of the blocks, dolls and water table options.  My Father introduced me to a "professional artist" when I was eight years old.  I can still envision him in his studio wearing painted coveralls surrounded by his vibrant large canvas'.  That encounter was my "reality check", he was an artist and I wanted to be one too.

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