I have spent most of the past 20 years in the fields of advertising and marketing. A need to find my creativity, lost among the daily trappings of the business world, led me to embark on a second career. I have pursued an art career exclusively for the past five years. As a resident of downtown Chicago, my art examines the definition and nature of the urban existence. I am a member of Fused Chicago, a group of Chicago area artists using the encaustic medium, the American Craft Council, the Chicago Artists Coalition, as well as being selected as a member of the Illinois Artisans Program, part of the Illinois State Museum. My artwork has been included in many local, national juried and invitational exhibitions as well as several publications.
In addition to my own blog, I am a frequent contributor to the Fused Chicago blog, writing articles about interesting aspects of the art world in the Midwest. I am also responsible for the day-to-day postings on the Fused Chicago Facebook page.