A bit about me...
I have always had the need to express myself and when I couldn’t do it with words, I would create. When I was younger I could, and often would, spend hours in my room drawing with a #2 pencil and whatever paper I could find. In my late teens, I was always trading the world around me for the one I found through the lens of my old Pentax. Later, I discovered how to create atmosphere, texture and emotion through my love for painting. Now, I can usually be found behind the pottery wheel with my hands in clay. I’m thankful for the experience and skill I have in each medium because they all complement each other in one way or another. They all fill a void, quench a thirst and satisfy a need to lose myself, express myself and remind me not to take life too seriously. They all challenge me, forever hoping that I’ll both succeed and fail so that I’ll continue to grow.
If you ask me which is my favorite medium to work with, my answer will be that it can change from day
to day. I love anything that presents a challenge. I've drawn in graphite, color pencils, watercolor pencils...I've painted with acrylics, oils, gouaches...I've thrown clay, sculpted clay...I've shot, developed, printed from my own film and progressed into digital photography...I've sculpted figures out of wire, mesh, foam and paper...even digitally colored a graphic novel. And I've loved all of it...and have been frustrated by all of them.
Today I'm still creating, still learning and still loving what I do. Ask me my favorite medium today and I'll tell you clay. Ask me tomorrow, it may be paint. But one thing that I can promise is that there will always be paint on my clothes, clay under my nails and a flash drive in my pocket!
No matter what the medium is, creating art has always been my voice and my way of letting go.