“I think we’re all born artists, but our gifts get crushed by too much criticism. That artistic child within all of us gets damaged. When I started teaching continuing education classes for adults, I really tried to nurture my students because so many of them were nervous and came in doubting they had art ability. I remember how that felt, so I always tried to be supportive.
“I used to do pet portraits, but for the past many years I’ve done woodcut and lino block prints. Every print is done by hand, often when I'm sitting out on my front porch. They express the awe, beauty, wonder, and sacredness of our created world. My biology background hasn’t been wasted; it’s incorporated into everything I do.”