This is one adventure that chose me and my resistance was definitely futile. I have always been captivated by the potential of making something significant out of next to nothing, but I never imagined the immense power of tiny colored glass beads. Initially I was intrigued with the delicate intricacy of the designs and was content to appreciate other artist's work from a distance. Eventually, however, my curiosity got the best of me and I began experimenting to determine if I had any personal artistry in this medium. I have been captive ever since.
The most profound influence on my work is my love of adventure, particularly as it relates to everything water: swimming, scuba diving, sailing. In my designs I seek to capture the memories and feelings of these experiences through color, shape, flow and symbolism. When I am between adventures, I have found that having a beautiful and tangible reminder of the memories I hold in my heart is very powerful, motivating and sustaining.