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.