I sculpt because it brings joy and happiness into my life. I believe God gave me a talent and with that comes a responsibility to make the very most of this wonderful gift. That means working hard and long and taking chances to grow as an artist. It also brings a world of wonderful people that I get to know when they sit for their portraits. The friends I have made sculpting, both portrait subjects and fellow sculptors, have become some of my closest. They are interesting, fun, daring, fascinating people. When I create a portrait of a person, the likeness is revealed as I work, but it’s when the personality comes through that I know I have really achieved the something great. Being a sculptor, I see myself as a work in progress – always evolving, constantly striving to be the best I can be.