My roots are in the rivers of the Midwest but, the sun beckoned, and I followed my dreams west landing in Tucson nearly 40 years ago. Love of the landscape provided incentive for study and a career in the design and construction of public parklands.  Time spent on both coasts and in Europe, most recently as a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago, opened me to other perspectives. Art has always been in my life, earlier as an observer now as a painter. Great love shaped me, and I live very happily with my partner and our dog in the desert on the far side of the mountains.