I have been an artist almost all my life. As a child I drew on walls, then graduated to paper and by the time I was in my teens was working with various traditional mediums like Acrylic, Oils, Charcoal, color pencils and watercolors. My childhood obsession of collecting objects with interesting texture and color ultimately lead me to Mosaics. Mosaics give me a legitimate license to collect what others would label as junk. I use various forms of visual art, like sketching, painting, photography to help me in creating a mosaic.