I am a firm believer in the idea that, creativity is a universal part of life. Whether that be painting or teaching. The process of making art is an opening up of self, to the community. Teaching art is the process of giving a part of self to the community. I teach the creative process, for the pure enjoyment of connecting with other and watching an idea grow. I also believe that creativity needs to flow freely from the soul. The freedom of creativity can only be realized when you tap into yourself, without reserve, or internal criticism. There is much learned and absorbed by our eyes and our minds, which are beyond verbal description. Art is a visual description, whether it is simple, beautiful or strange, it is a way of showing something that words cannot.