I create in several mediums including illustration, photography, printmaking, jewelry, lapidary, painting, sculpture, assemblage and installation art. I'm also the founder of a ten-year-old zero use self-sustaining project called ReArranging Denver. My work has been in hundreds of exhibitions, granted awards, included in several publications and recognized twice by the National Endowments for the Arts. Here’s how it began.
In college, I saw films of older artist saying. “I wish I started sooner” so I did. By nineteen I was a photographers assistant at the Denver Art Museum, teaching jewelry courses and portfolio thesis at Metropolitan State College, represented by one of Denver's top publishers for my printmaking, and a college graduate. After the internship ended I became homeless. I slept on the floor of a house in renovation with a press so I could continue to produce prints and saved money from freelance photography jobs to get certified in California as a bench jeweler. I returned to Colorado and worked as a trade jeweler as I still do today and explored more medias. Something I was discouraged from in college, but make a living from now. I remember visiting artist lectures in college. Mostly men, with one medium, and the museums and collections they were in. There was no realistic picture of the struggle of an artists career. Now I am the visiting artist inspiring youths and emerging artists with my lectures of how to be a living artist.