I have been an artist for over 40 years, working and teaching in a variety of mediums. The work I am doing now is in jewelry. I use silver and copper along with Door County beach stones and other stones. I love the way the silver and copper respond when I forge it to create textures. The stones seem to have a life of their own. When I pick one up I seem to know exactly what I want to do with it. I am inspired by the nature around me. I chose to focus my art on the beauty in life.