Shamans Rise Up
I have been a full-time artist with wonderful home studio space since 2010, when I retired from my day-job in San Diego and moved back to the Philly area. Of course I had been a 'kitchen table artist' for most of my life prior to that, from childhood on.
I was a psychotherapist in private practice for over thirty years, with a special interest in dreams, the relationship of creativity and the unconscious, and the resolution of creative blocks. Prior to that I was an Art History major at Columbia University. Life in New York City was my best art education.
I know that all my previous experiences in life inform who I am as an artist today. It's hard to find the words to say exactly how. I just know that it comes out in the work itself.