I paint to try to engage the spiritual qualities of nature that overwhelms our everyday existence whenever we can stop and notice.

I am a fine artist who has also worked for many years doing backdrops for commercial photographers and  painting sets for films and commercials. This led to doing murals and finishes for residential and business interiors, which I did as the business Moxie Studios, with two other artists. Having a small son and moving to Oak Park, IL led me to teaching part-time on the college level where I taught art history, 2-D design, photography and drawing.  A recent move to the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago has allowed me a studio in nearby historic Blue Island, where I continue my interest in the richness and mystery of nature, along with commercial work in backdrops, murals and set painting.

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