Why the heck I do what I do and make what I make.
The work of being an artist and the work of teaching art, is impeccably intertwined to me. I create to learn about myself, and to teach others when I can. I can’t teach a successful art class without first engaging in the medium and ideas myself. I create about things I care about. Food, animals, and people I know. I create figurative and illustrative art. I create and tell stories through my work, even when I don’t intend to. Looking back at my childhood, the best and most d