I am an artist who is inspired by the beauty of nature from both aquatic environments as well as terrestrial influences. I have always been intrigued by the nature of sculpting with clay with its elasticity to be beautifully transformed with pressure from my hands to create functional art fountain installations.
I didn't set out to be an environmental artist, however, my work focuses on the natural matter of the earth encompassing the elements of clay, water, chemical elements and how they transform into vibrant colors though the fire within the kiln.
My subject for inspiration comes from my travels throughout the United States, from coast to coast, Being a certified scuba diver, I fell in love with the beauty and intrigue of life in the oceans and as a result have developed an entire line of my work entitled the "Sea Spray Collection" It is influenced by the creation of installations that include: tropical fish, whales, sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, and mermaids. Conversely, I have been inspired by the peacefulness of wilderness in mountains and woodlands, with installations from the "Northern Woods Collection". These pieces include hand sculpted & copper flowers as well as wild animals.
I am driven by originality, and only produce one-of-a-kind art pieces.
My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience, but I credit all of my art creations because of my guidance and trust in my faith with God. My purpose in life was His gift, to be shared with all the beauty He created.