I am a painter, mosaic artist and photographer. I am a former textile designer, photographer and current health worker, living in Northern Vermont since 1972. I was born in the late 1940's, and believe that the highest purpose of art is to inspire love of life and of other human beings. The style of my work is inspired by the sweep of cultural material which has formed the canon of American arts, including Native American, Classical Greek, Islamic, West and Southern African, Deco and Streamline. In addition, I have incorporated elements of psychedelic and visionary traditions into some works.