Although I have actively incorporated various forms of art from music to welding into my life since I was a child, I resisted the urge to seriously create art until 2003.  Prior to my metamorphosis, I spent 7 years working as an attorney in Nashville, Tennessee, practicing commercial bankruptcy and

litigation.  Although I had invested many years and the equivalent of a mortgage in that profession, I realized that it did not satisfy my inherent need to be creative. In January 2003, I terminated my legal practice and embarked on a tremendous adventure initially seeking to unite my interest in photography with my passion for travel to remote corners of the globe.

I spent the first 3 months of my liberty in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, studying Spanish, beautiful light and the art of making margaritas.  Upon my return to the United States, I spent the summer in an intensive photography school in Montana where I discovered that I had an eye for and an interest in fine art photography.  For 4 years, I exhibited and sold my photography around the country.  In the process, I discovered I had broader interests in art.

During the summer of 2007, I began to explore assemblage art in my studio.  As long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with power tools, particularly the kind that make sparks!  In making my assemblage pieces, I got to play with power tools on a regular basis and I was hooked.  I enjoy mixed media work because with each piece, I have the freedom to choose to incorporate paint, beeswax or any other medium that might interest me.  I thrill at the engineering challenges of attachment; sometimes taking delight in hiding my methods of attachment and other times making them an integral part of the aesthetic of a piece.  I enjoy seeing how even minute differences in the depth of object placement adds a richness to each piece.  Assemblage work also gives me the opportunity to be a storyteller and I try to take full advantage of that.  I hope that you enjoy my pieces and the the aesthetics and stories resonate with you.  After all, I believe that one of the main reasons for art is to help us find and connect with that place within where peace, calm, happiness, safety and sense of self and family exist in abundance.