I am a mixed media artist whose work in several series focuses on either the sensuality of the medium or cognitive conceptual art as its inspiration. I have 40 years of experience learning about different mediums, supports, and techniques both formally through workshops and classes as well as through experimentation and preparation for teaching. I have always been environmentally pro-active and was fortunate to grow up camping and hiking on a regular basis. Because of this, I regularly utilize throw-away, and discarded materials as well as found natural ones. Recently, I retired after 30 years of teaching art (K-12 including International Baccalaureate Level) at the Schenectady City School District, NY and relocated near my birthplace in the Catskills in an 1826 brick house with a large barn/studio structure surrounded by woods and fields. I’m immersed in the natural world from the moment I wake up.