I have had a strong interest in art ever since I was a child. Early on my father encouraged me to fulfill my artistic desires and instilled in me a love of creating. My artistic expression has changed dramatically through the years. It has progressed from recording what I see to expressing what I feel. It is important to me at this stage to try to portray my reactions to the world around me rather than to copy nature. I want my artwork to awaken some little spark of appreciation in the viewer. My goal is to enjoy the creative process and produce a work of art that others enjoy also.