I love being part of the long history of making art. Every style and technique is interesting to me, and requires deep study to understand and utilize. Over my life I’ve explored many styles; from completely abstract events with color and texture, to classically inspired landscapes, figures and portraits. I relish the study phase, where the materials and techniques are somewhat new, where I can learn the craft and systems of the past, and then come up with my own personal expression. Humans have been telling their stories through creating beautiful objects and images for some 30,000 years. I feel a part of that lineage, and my art is a way to share the experiences and observations of a year lived.