“No matter what a budding artist’s background, education, or point of view, he or she must ultimately go to a room and become an inventor. Only in quiet moments of struggle will both success and joy manifest themselves.” Robert Genn
Art can be shared in many ways. Shows offer opportunities to reveal and communicate ideas the artist has been living and breathing with day by day. Feedback often opens new avenues or strengthens existing pathways for the artist.
Teaching is a magical experience where the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and feelings creates a bond between teacher, student, and the work at hand. Working with children and adults has provided many moments of insight, challenge, and excitement.
Being open encourages an expansive view which ripples through all aspects of my practice. I have recently enjoyed teaching at the North Carolina Botanical Garden and OLLI at Duke University. I have also had the privilege to guide several private students on their journeys.