Art is my passion and I have drawn, painted, sculpted and created art my entire life. I have taken classes in figure drawing, sculpture, graphic arts, Chinese brush painting, ceramics, color, watercolor, and pastels, and am always learning new ways of creating. I love helping people tap into their inner artists, express themselves visually, and learn techniques and skills for art-making and creating. I believe that art should not be judged - there are no mistakes. When teaching, I emphasize... [more]
From high school on, I have gone to museums, read books, and generally studied art, artists lives, and the cultures in which they lived. I made visiting museums and churches in the various countries of Europe one of the primary goals of my three-month trip to Europe so that I could better understand the cultures in which artists of the past lived and that influenced their art. When I began teaching Art at St. Raymond School in Dublin, CA, I did extensive internet research on schools of art, artists, their styles and their cultures in order to help my students develop their understanding of art history and art composition.