I have been painting for over 15 years now, and I am entirely self- taught. Eight years ago, I branched out into the world of ceramics by starting Blue Monkey Pottery with a close friend of mine.
I grew up in rural and small town Minnesota, where I spent most of my time hanging out with horses. Although I love all animals, I feel horses are truly magical and I'm often inspired to paint them as a way to honor the joy they've provided me over the years and to remind me of the happy memories of my youth.
I have a B.A. in Biology from St. Mary's University of Minnesota and even though the only art class I ever took there was Art History, I learned that some of the most creative minds wear lab coats. Cool things happen in labs!
As Leonardo DaVinci once said, "Science and art are imagination." So, although I'm a scientist by training, I give much creative credit to all my time spent in the labs for uniquely enhancing the perspective and imagination in my artwork.