Dedicated to my parents

This website is dedicated to my mother and to the memory of my father.

Deep within me, my mom instilled a sense of wonder. My observation of

the natural world was fostered by explorations in the north woods

and appreciation for the beauty all around us no matter where we were.


My father


( 1937-1991)

was one of those who, I believe, had that natural gift.  With very little formal training,

he was able to see the world a little differently and put it down on paper

"off the top of his head".

While I did not realize the significance of it early on, through my life I saw my

fathers gifts, artistic and otherwise, touch many people.  Many times he put a smile

on a face, or added warmth to a heart, I learned that these are the true gifts of

artistic expression.

I have grown to appreciate and understand the importance of my dad's abilities

and the parts of them that he has passed on to me. The contributions people

like him make to our world justify the profound loss we feel when they leave us,

and help us to understand the importance of carrying on in the same manner

with the gifts bestowed upon us.