Urban life at Irbil can be dated back to at least 6000 BC, and it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
I have been an artist all my life. My parents always supported my creative pursuits with encouragement and enthusiasm. While growing up I found refuge from daily life in painting the fantasy world of my creative imagination. Expressing the images of my imagination
with art connects me physically to my spiritual being and allows others to make that connection as well.
I used to sit “center stage” where artistic endeavors were concerned…I sang and acted in New York and Los Angeles – in church as soloist, musicals, opera and straight drama, both on stage and on TV. I sang under Leonard Bernstein’s baton in New York, sang in the New York Opera as well as Off-Broadway.
I have been drawing and painting since I could hold a crayon. It’s what I do and what I love doing.
I have been taking pictures since I was a kid. I grew up in PA out in the country. We lived at the foot of a mountain which was surrounded by forests so nature became my favorite thing to photograph. We had animals all around as we were in farming country.
My purpose in my photography is to share nature through my eyes so others can enjoy it.
I’m a multi-talented artist with the purpose of inspiring others. The inspiration can come in many forms such as create, attain goals, belief that dreams can be accomplished and more.
Because of putting my art out there where people can see it in place such as on Facebook, I’ve not only had people comment about being inspired but also have had people walk up to me and let me know that I inspired them.
In order to understand and appreciate art (or even to create art, for that matter) you must understand one thing: it is a form of communication. The artist tries to communicate to the viewer, and if it is a good work of art, the artist’s technical skills are up to a point where the viewer understands the communication.