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What kind of work or accomplishments have done with your artwork? I've shown in corporations, galleries, and street fairs. I participate in the Pacific Art League's community sites program and their rental program. My work is in private collections in the US, England, and Australia.

Have you won any awards for your artwork? I've had work juried into quite a few competitions, and occasionally I come out with a blue ribbon!

Why the interest in the florals and landscapes? I consider myself a naturalist. I want to paint as much of nature's beauty as I can. Life is constantly changing. Capturing the sunlight crossing over a garden, catching the rushing stream before it quiets, or finding a peaceful wooded pathway uncut by homes or driveways are things that inspire me.

How long have you been pursuing art? Since my Middleschool Art Teacher told me I might have some artistic talent if I kept at it. I'm still waiting to find out if I have any yet.

What year where you born and where? 1961, in Aurora, Illinois.

Do you do this full time, and if not, what else do you do? I'm a full time Card Production Artist here at Care2.com. I paint and do stone sculpture at night and on the weekends.

Has anyone been a particular inspiration to you in pursuing art? I come from a talented family. My Dad's Dad did beautiful wood inlay, my Mom's Mom was a ballet dancer, my Dad is a retired architect, and one Sister is a Web Master. Growing up, my parents encouraged me to learn as much about drawing and painting as I could.

Famous artists that inspire me are Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, most of the French Impressionists, and Georgia O'Keefe.

What is your goal with your artwork - to make money, or are there some other personal goals? Money is always a good thing. Helps one eat! But I've always had a pretty pragmatic attitude to my artwork. If it helps me make money, great! If others enjoy it, even better. But mostly, it's just something I need to do for myself and my so called sanity.

Did you ever have any formal training in art? I have an AA in Studio Art from El Camino College in Torrance, California, and a BA in Computer Video Imaging from Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, California.

What is a compelling reason someone would want to go visit your site? If I get some traffic, it will force me to start updating my site. Please help!!!

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