I love painting and drawing and feel that my art is my politics, my religion, and my way to serve. Even after all of these years, I am amazed at the miracle of creating work that positively affects people's lives and the way they think and feel. Being able to put beauty out into this crazy world is a powerful act and I feel blessed to be able to do it. Even though I work on my own projects that tickle my fancy and are not subject to anyone else's criticism, when I do work on a commission, my creative process involves a lot of opportunities for the client to add their input so that the final piece of art is to their liking and is not an unfortunate surprise. I'm a real people person and my career puts me in touch with a wide variety of humanity, which I feel is a great fringe benefit. I'm always excited with each new commission and my next piece is my best piece.