Where you come from stays with you. It becomes the foundational thread of every artist. If you leave, if you really venture forth into new environments, no matter what is found, the echoed sketch of where you came from is always there. The warm comfort of familiarity beckons the artist home, to use what was found 'out there', to create the art right here.  I am of the northwest, and it is always with me.


An Artists Way

When the noise of life is quieted,
when the distraction of living fades,
when sound is reduced to
Soft murmur of a mountain stream

It is here I find my way to art
and in that art I am whole
That is the way of it for me