I’ve been enriched with a loving family and a mother who brought art from all over the world into my everyday life. Looking back at my childhood, I know that creative energies have always been with me. After receiving my BFA and MFA in Sculpture and living the majority of my life in Chicago, I moved to Santa Fe in 1997 where I still reside. The whole creative process is a mystery to me. Creative energies are always around me, some more obvious than others. I am always aware of my surroundings and I feel that I channel life into images through my artwork. The connection can be made through a visual experience, a voice, a word, listening to music, an inner feeling, my imagination or my soul. It’s amazing how and why these images appear and take precedence. If only to capture my feelings and thoughts in a sculpture, that to me is the essence of being an artist. I continue to work with a wide range of materials, including clay, mixed media and bronze.
Educational Background 1972-1974 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, M.F.A. 1967-1971 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, B.F.A. 1969 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1963-1967 University of Minnesota High School Public Collections • Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas • State of Illinois, Starved Rock, Starved Rock State Park, Illinois • Great American Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois • Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, Wisconsin