I was born in Denver, Colorado in the autumn of 1967, and so began my rather meandering journey to become an abstract artist. After college, I began my first career as a computer scientist, developing software and managing projects for clients across the USA and Europe. During my time working for a tech consultancy, I lived in Denver with extensive travel to both coasts, and then relocated to Germany and Belgium for four years. While living in Europe, my love and enthusiasm for all kinds of art took root and grew. My introduction to making art came while living in Brussels where I took my first painting class in 1993. Nearly a decade later, my high-tech job was eliminated and I began my journey into my second career as a professional artist. I’ve since honed my painting skills through breaking “traditional” rules, learning from many, wonderful artists, and finding inspiration for my abstracts all over. My art is inspired by the variety of mountain and urban terrain I’ve explored throughout my extensive travels in North America and my years of living, working and traveling throughout Europe. I now draw from my exposure to the colors and shapes of these very different places as I combine paper, brush, water and oil, color, air, surface tension and gravity to create each painting.