My second act as an artist is proof of life beyond high-tech. A self-taught artist, I drew inspiration from my exposure to raw materials that were readily available to build more craft projects and from things I see all around me. My first career was in electrical engineering. I spent a significant amount of time learning and following specific rules to design electronic systems. High tech criteria for success involves strict adherence to the specifications. With art, this is not the case and I relish the freedom of no right or wrong way to create. In my art, whether it is in the subject matter or the technique, I like to ask: what is behind all that? I create art that reveals and hides, exposes, and conceals. I want to examine the places that art can taking us. It can be a color, an experience, an imaginary place, memory of a place. I want to create the world I enjoy and encourage others to join. I like the viewer to wonder and imagine. After all, the real interpretation of the paintings is not what the artist sees; it is in the eyes of the individual viewer.