It’s not “all about the art” all of the time.

It’s not all about my career as a graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist. My art certainly is a passion, but notice I write that it’s “a” passion, and not “the” passion for me. I’m not always in front of an easel or a computer or holding an airbrush. And if art were my only passion, well, my art would suffer. 


I have an active family. I’m an avid reader, probably averaging a book every two weeks. I’m open to reading just about anything, and I keep an open mind whenever I walk into the bookstore. I’ve spent more than my share of afternoons at Barnes & Noble and I rarely leave empty-handed. I also like to cook and mess around in the kitchen when I have time, and I make really good chocolate chip cookies, fudge, summer dessert and pizza hot dish! 


I keep active physically. This helps tremendously with my art! Many moons ago, I took up endurance running and cycling. Here is a list of the events I have completed to date:


2002

·Ballwin Triathalon


2005

·St. Louis Half Marathon

·Lewis and Clark Marathon


2006

·St. Louis Half Marathon

·Chicago Half Marathon 

·Lewis and Clark Half Marathon


2007

·Walt Disney World® Marathon 

·Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon 


2008

·St. Louis Half Marathon 

·Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon

·Lewis and Clark Half Marathon
(I ran this during Hurricane Ike) 


2009

·Goofy's Race and Half Challenge
(Half Marathon Saturday/Full Marathon Sunday) 

·Go! St. Louis Half Marathon

·Cellcom Green Bay Marathon 

·Lewis and Clark Marathon


2010

·Goofy's Race and Half Challenge
(Half Marathon Saturday/Full Marathon Sunday) 

·Cellcom Green Bay Marathon 

·RAGBRAI
(Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, rode 450+ miles in 1 week)

·Fox Cities Marathon 

·Lewis and Clark Half Marathon


2011

·Go! St. Louis Half Marathon

·Cellcom Green Bay Marathon 

·RAGBRAI


2013

·Go! St. Louis Half Marathon

·RAIN
(Ride across Indiana - 160 miles in one day)

·St. Louis Rock and Roll Half marathon


2014

·The Dopey Challenge
(5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon in 4 days totaling 48.6 miles)

·Go! St. Louis Half Marathon

·Moonlight Ramble

·Cow Bell half Marathon


2015

·Cow Bell half Marathon

·Moonlight Ramble


2017

·Cow Bell half Marathon

"COLOR IS MY DAY LONG OBSESSION, JOY AND TORMENT."

~ Claude Monet ~