"Not all who wander are lost."- J.R Tolkein

 

I've always enjoyed a good story. The impulse to create and capture moments has always been a core part of who I am. The inclination to reflect on my journey has long been equal to my compulsion to charge out and engage with the motion of the world. A restless imagination paired with a proclivity for paradox has resulted in my healthy appetite for stories. I’ve always possessed this desire to see, experience, feel, taste, create, read, capture, watch or listen to a story as it unfolds. Sometimes the story is quietly hidden, overlooked or fleeting.... while other times it's clamoring to be seen or heard.

As a child, family sailing trips up the New England Coastline resulted in a deep love and life-long respect of the sea. Foul weather gear was valued as much as our art supplies and books on board. Equipped with a passport, camera and a journal, my siblings and I were taught the value of approaching every new place with an open and considerate heart as well as a ready and engaged mind. Sharing the journey through stories has been a long and cherished family tradition and is the motivation for creating this website. I believe in Tolkein’s words, “Not all who wander are lost.” Travel continues to nourish my love of stories and my Artwork is the fruit of the voyage.

In 2002 I began my career as a teacher of Studio Art, Art History and Literature. My career and commitment to education has opened countless doors. I have benefitted and learned from people who have shared their experiences with me. I hope that the resources and experiences I share in the "classroom" section of my website are helpful but more importantly, that you the reader reach out and share YOUR experiences! Be in touch! Write me! I am a student of life; forever on a pursuit for wisdom, a quest to explore the world and a desire to share the journey with incredible friends. I am, as Samuel Johnson puts it, "committed to the current of the world."

 

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