So, when I really think about it, it's fairly simple to come up with the reason for my art making. I am what is called a 'High Creative'. This means I most love to make beauty by solving problems. We HC's are solution finders and what's more satisfying than to take an idea from imagination to a sublime and elegant resolution... in my case, to make an image sing?
I spent years designing apparel for companies, and traveling internationally for a corporate paycheck, but throughout those years of obfuscation, I had a secret life as an artist. Finally, the time came to let the secret out, and with a whole lot of education, and fabulous mentorships, I have come to a peaceful place for making images that sing. It's work (what isn't?) but it's my calling.