While still a teenager I embarked on a self-styled journey that allowed me to take the less-travelled path to wisdom and spirituality.
As Fritjof Capra wrote "At a deep level, ecology merges with spirituality because the experience of being connected with all of nature, of belonging to the universe, is the very essence of spirituality.”
I studied fine arts at some of the most prestigious schools and up until recently I had my own gallery in the heart of New York City.
My early bond with the natural world has only deepened in my adult life so my creative work focuses on exploring and revering the link between art and nature from a spiritual platform.
I've been lucky to know what I wanted to do very early but life can throw us a curveball when least expected and in recent years I went through a series of sobering events that skook my foundation and forced me to reassess what's important to me, both as an artist and as a human being.
Those who know me will say I'm a genuine person with strong beliefs and a big heart, which I believe to be true. I'm very choosy with the people I allow into my inner circle so it takes time for me to open up but when I do---I do it wholeheartedly and it means something.
I'm very imaginative and driven so I'm never without a project. I enjoy unplanned-spur of the moment adventures as much as relaxing and creating special moments with my partner.
I put great value on truthfulness so I'm a straight shooter, sometimes a bit blunt but as the late Gore Vidal used to say "Being true to yourself is knowing what you want to say, saying it, and not giving damn".
In regards to politics I consider myself a liberal but I'm very much in line with small town values of a more conservative nature so if I had it my way I might be living in Walnut Grove from Little House on the Prairie.
I believe the simple joys of life are sometimes the most important ones so my kind of fun would be swimming in a mountain lake, working in the garden or giving myself to an exiting project... designing or building something. Doing it with someone I love would turn any such moment into a postcard memory.
I treasure the beauty , the mystery, and the magic of the great outdoors which is a fountain of joy and inspiration to me.
I also enjoy horseback riding, writing, stand-up comedy, music, driving the back roads, stone work, rough carpentry, home building/restoration, landscaping, outdoor concerts, working the land and raising animals, the farm-life forum, country-French antiques, bird watching, wild flowers, trawling through flea-markets and junk yards to find old or unusual things, writing, wildlife rescue, classic cars---I hate new cars which have no design quality to them.