Painting is very important to me; the need to paint is what keeps me going I feel very lucky to be able to express myself through my art work. Painting and documenting memories in my life that are funny, sad and just plain interesting.
Growing up I had a happy, but difficult childhood. I lost two brothers, one due to illness, the other due to a motor vehicle accident. To cope with these events, I painted the good times to keep the happy feelings alive. This gave me confidence and strength, while keeping their memoirs current.
Now I paint, for the sheer joy, and to share my vision with the children who read my books and enjoy my pictures. And in turn I hope to encourage them to express themselves.