I have had a strong interest in art, architecture and music since childhood. My interest in art has been satisfied by collecting ethnic art from across the world, with the majority of my art collection coming from the continent of Africa. Researching old African trade beads and responding to a challenge from my wife inspired me to design and make jewelry using trade beads, some of which have been dated to the 1500’s. A challenge from an artist friend provided enough encouragement for me to begin a serious personal exploration into fine art and mixed media painting. The more I explore the more I find satisfaction in the creative process using paint and found objects. I utilize my engineering and industrial design sense with experience gained from designing jewelry to create 2D and 3D artwork. My works are known to have both industrial and sculptural flair where texture, color and shadow produced by wire, metal rod, sheet and plate are utilized to create interest in my images. My works show passion and range from organic to modern industrial in concept. Artistic expression is infinite, with new approaches being defined daily. The creative envelope must continue to be refreshed. I am excited with what I present to the artworld.