Born in New York City - art in some form has always been and will always be part of me and my life - even when earning a living in other fields and raising a family. Working in layers, technically, intellectually and spiritually I create images and sensations of color, harmony and joy. I am inspired by materials I have collected as well as by traditional art materials in my studio. Combining things with a former life with with new materials has been a wonderful challenge. My process is intuitive-starting with materials and marks that I make with no preconceived plan. In each piece of work there can be a range of media from just one to a combination of mediums. Inspiration comes from the inside-based on my personal distillation of the external world.