I was born in Chicago and have been intrigued with art from my earliest memories. I studied privately for many years and have been influenced by numerous philosophies and techniques. The beauty of Nature, not only the exterior, but that which lives within is my inspiration and I attempt to visualize the unseen fractal growth by using abstract/realism in my work. The colors of our world are colors of ourselves and although we are uniquely different, we are also the same. The line of gold leaf in much of my work represents the value of life and our link to the future.