I grew up on an old farm in Northern Virginia and never lost a child’s fascination with those objects that appeared as treasures in my formative environment. My work reflects this reverence for the natural world and is influenced by Islamic and Buddhist art and the Asian aesthetic of beauty. Over the 45 years I have been making art, drawing and printmaking have consistently been my focus and the natural world my subject matter.
I am an animator and media producer with 25 years experience creating educational content for children and families. My current project is Anim8Nature, This series of documentary animations explores science with art to inspire children and families to carefully observe and become environmental stewards.
I have been a teacher for over 45 years. I love sharing how visual learning and making things have enriched my life. I have worked with students from preschool thru college level and adults. I write about kids, art and science and technology on my blog.