I am an artist simply because that is what I am for better or for worse…it is like being born with a birthmark…it is just there. I have always drawn, I have always painted; I have always photographed. Some of my favorite artists are Vincent Willem van Gogh, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, and Georgia O’Keeffe. I love individuality, color, emotion, passion, and nature. Painting and drawing, photographing, to me is a way of expressing my appreciation of life.