PainterAs a painter I am constantly selecting ideas, translating them into my own language and exploring them through line, shape, and color. As a teaching artist I am excited to introduce this fascination to others. When I work with groups, my primary goal is to hold a safe place for exploration and risk taking. Satisfaction comes from enabling others to discover their own artistic style and process. When a group completes the creation of a large mural, tapestry, or installation, the experience goes beyond the beautiful product and the learning of artistic technique; the artwork becomes the vehicle through which we explore our individual strengths and it invites us to participate in the adventure of working together on a common goal. Convinced of the importance of teaching through the arts, I find residency curriculum connections an exciting adventure.