I have been involved in artistic pursuits for as long as I can remember. My grandfather was a businessman by trade, but a wonderful artist by interest. Instead of reading his children bedtime stories, he drew bedtime stories for them. As a result, my love of art was always encouraged by my entire family. I won my first art contest at the age of six, sponsored by the Sandy Becker Cartoon Show in New York City. I was hooked for life! My more recent awards have been the result of participating in
the Intermountain Society of Artists (ISA)
My medium for the past eight years has been colored pencil. Playing with colored pencils whisks me away to a very relaxing place and allows me to build a picture, layer upon layer, until I capture the detail I love. Although my work does not feature people, I often try to capture a sense of anticipation that human contact or interaction is about to take place.
I design my material first with my camera lens, portray it with pencil on paper, and hope that the result offers moments of enjoyment for
I have very recently retired from my position as the State Director of Special Education after a thirty-six career as an educator. I will always remain a passionate advocate for children with disabilities, but I expect to have a bit more time for the world of art as well.