Though I double majored in English Literature and Studio Fine Art, I consider myself mostly self taught as my “art life” began long before college. Besides sheer creative “impulse,” my work is also influenced by my “day job” as a psychotherapist, which has been steeped in dream imagery, imagination, symbols and suffering. My work with paint is the product of a love of color, form and the opportunity to express life, inner and outer. My sculptural work, (probably better described as constructions), which has utilized metal, found objects and reclaimed wood, reflects a love of surfaces, planes, forms, textures and color. It also has a peculiar spiritual element. I like to think as the alchemists did, of taking rejected, discarded, abused wood, etc, and transforming them into beauty (obviously my own idea of beauty) and healing through visual delight.