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What happens when a bookworm turns artist? Still life paintings become stories and the mundane is sprinkled with fancy.I grew up devouring fairytales and historical novels and public television. Long ago and far away were part of daily imagination for me. As an adult, I now see how the unchanging truths of humanity were captured in those stories. Long ago is not so far away as we might think. That consciousness and youthful wonder still color my life and artwork today.Whether still life, portrait, or landscape, my work is inspired by a sense of "Otherness." I used to think of "Other" as something removed from our world, but now, I think of it as the quality uniting us across time and space. We may describe it as "Other" but it is simply deeper than the mundane, the trivial, the passing. "Other" is instead Universal and Constant, our reflection of the Divine and our longing for the Eternal. It is those fragments of beauty in a broken world..For more about my development as an artist, visit my main website, or subscribe on Facebook to catch my latest work as it comes off the easel!