I studied art at the University of Maryland and have been a working artist (with a few detours and breaks) since graduating in 1971. I consider myself to be a drawer and a painter, working two dimensionally with mixed media in a painterly abstract style.
I believe that: "The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a byproduct, the real purpose is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society. Art addresses us in the fullness of our being—simultaneously speaking to our intellect, emotions, intuition, imagination, memory, and physical senses." – Dana Gioia, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman