My work is inspired by the mysterious beauty and force of nature, especially flowers, trees, the night sky and the desert. There is an Asian/Southwestern-fusion theme that runs through the work. I attribute this to being born in Honolulu into a military family, spending part of my childhood growing up in Japan and the Philippines, and living in the Southwest for the past five decades. I studied art early in life at The University of Oklahoma and later at The University of Texas at Austin, and in Montreal, Canada. My studio is located in my home in Austin, TX.