I'm a native of Denver, Colorado and grew up with a constant view of the massive Rocky Mountains (which I took for granted). Right after college I joined the Peace Corps and lived in Huehuetenango, Guatemala where the lofty green Cuchumatanes Mountains looked over me. Now I live in Southern California where the San Gabriel Mountains aren't usually visible (except on clear and crisp winter days), but nonetheless it is an inspiring place to live!
I'm a painter currently using gourds as my canvas. Their odd and quirky organic shapes make me smile and their warmth and visual texture are reminiscent of woodgrain.
I only do a few shows a year and spend the rest of my time making special gourd commissions and teaching Art to jr. high students in Orange County.