Artist Statement:

My career has always coupled art with education. My passion seems to encompass both of these ideals in the form of a "give and take". As an artist, the more education I take, the more I have to give back to my students. This "give and take" fuels a personal passion to share, not only my art, but my art knowledge as well. To my students, I often compare the artist with the magician. Both the artist and the magician must first, intellectually, learn the tricks of their trade. It is the viewer who perceives the magic in their work. I encourage everyone to find their passion and share their magic...