In 1994 I graduated from the University of Montana with a Master of Fine Arts degree. That day was truly a commencement for me. I decided, as an experiment, to see if I could make art my livelihood -if only for a year. I am glad and grateful to acknowledge that more than two decades later, the experiment continues.
It is an experiment indeed. Year to year my income from art changes with circumstances, opportunities, the vagaries of the market. Through all of this the spiritual sustenance I receive from image-making is steady. That is what I truly chose, when I chose to make art my livelihood. I can, more than many, devote my energies to my passion.
I shall continue seeking new possibilities every day, in each season and year by year, with gratitude.