Using tools, color, imagination and a dash of whimsy, my passion is collecting the throwaways; the scraps, the forgotten, the abused, and lending them into unique works of art. I have been an artist my entire life, creating, painting, daydreaming as long as I can remember. My inspiration comes from everywhere and no place in particular; from nature, cityscapes and stunning architecture, people in their daily life, children playing and movement. My imagination also spawns from discarded objects, the re-cycleables, abandoned, the broken pieces. They seem to call my name or find their way to me, to claim them and give them new life. I love to give a new meaning to some of these throwaways, turn what we see as trash into something that is absolutely wonderful.