My interest in art stems from my childhood, as I was raised in a family where art was cherished. My father was a classically trained artist and architect who taught drawing for a time at the Corcoran School of Art, so I was blessed to have art instruction from an early age. My earliest images were of horses, and they have remained a life-long fascination. Because we had a large family, horse ownership was impractical, so I found myself absorbed with creating them on paper. My greatest desire was to show the beauty of their movement.