At the age of 47, I had the opportunity to pick up a hammer & chisel and realize that I have a heart of stone – by that, I mean that I discovered a love for stone and expressing myself in three dimensions.
Interested in drawing as a child, I did try a few other things such as water color & pastels. But, I always struggled a little representing volume in my forms. My childhood ended at the age of 17 along with any thought of pursuing art as a viable means of income. It wasn’t long before I was supporting a family with my fledgling career in telecommunications.
I did have a few chances to explore my inner artist over the years and even dabble with sculpture. Ironically, it was the fact that I decided to become a stay at home parent for my youngest daughter – that enabled me to pick up where I left off 30 years before.