My career as an artist has been an adventurous uphill climb filled with learning experiences and endless hours of experimentation. I love to dive into projects with no predefined intention other than to create something. As to the outcome, I just let my heart and spirit guide my hands and my vision. One of my greatest insights was to not define my artworks, but to let them evolve in their own way. My offerings range from intensely personal and spiritual to absolutely just for fun, inspired by Native American, contemporary and metaphysical influences. All my work is intended to inspire people to see the joy, beauty and passion in their own lives. I live a joyful life with my artist wife and best friend, Mary Jo Oxrieder, on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington.