As an artist, I have found that teaching is a natural extension of my aim to influence and inspire my audience. I enjoy engaging my students by introducing them to various elements of artistic expression, allowing them to develop skills that enable them to express themselves. As a teacher, it is my goal to inspire my students to become more sensitive to visual elements in their environments.

I introduce my students to the contrasts that exist in visual art - the conversation between line and forms, light and shadow, color and texture.  The students learn to proceed from basic to more detailed and complex forms in both drawing and color. As they learn to observe the visual more accurately, they progress as artists to draw from life with accuracy and confidence.