I work in a representational or semi-impressionist style and I believe my visual art should speak for itself with little further description. I have been interested in the change of line, volume, color, light and shade represented by the human form as well as the natural and built environment since college and I find it to be a source of inspiration. My education as a designer has informed the way I represent reality. I am intrigued by unconventional media such as pyrography (fine art woodburning) and computer graphics and the exploration of it in ways that are unfamiliar to me. As an art educator, I find that I learn as much from my students as they might from me in that I must try to see through their eyes to help them represent what they intend and that, in turn, changes how I perceive art.