Originally from the east coast (New Jersey), I've lived in Michigan for the past 30 years working in a variety of occupations, most involving the graphic arts. I have a B.A. in Art & Psychology from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and an M.A. in theology from Trtinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, OH). While paintig abstract subjects has always been my main interest, most of my recent work has been computer generated designs and digitally enhanced photography.
For me, there are three elements that make art so compelling: mystery, discovery, and surprise. Every piece is an adventure into the unknown, be it cartoon-like whimsy or of a more serious contemplative nature. I'll go with whatever comes up as long as it touches the emotional core.