I have lived on the shores of Lake Michigan; the mountains and high plains of Montana; the beaches of Hawaii; the colorful island of Bali-Indonesia; along the Mississippi River in the Driftless Region in LaCrosse Wisconsin; and now in the Mohave Desert of Arizona. These areas have been imperative muses to my art, as I have spent my life making art based on the unsung champions of this world: plants, animals, children, mothers, and the land, sea, and sky. Along with my drive to bring art to the public were all can enjoy it, I also raised a budding young artist who is studying illustration in Portland, Oregon. Being a solo parent to a talented young daughter enabled us both to make even more art, as we both encouraged each other’s creativity, craftsmanship, and work ethic. I am looking forward to the art I will create in the next decade in my new home in the desert.