I am an artist who creates one of a kind oil paintings with great attention to detail. My work features books as the subject matter. I have always believed that books possess qualities beyond their text. I grew up in a small town where there were no museums or galleries. One thing my elementary school did have was a library and a shelf of art books. Reading and looking at art gave me a window into a world that was otherwise not accessible. In a small way, I hope that my artwork enhances the joy that can be found in reading and helps raise awareness of the importance of literacy.


“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg