My earliest memories include watching light and shadow play together on the floor of our home in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I have always been delighted by color. My first awareness of color’s power to influence mood was through the dazzling brilliance of tulips. I am forever intrigued with how lines create movement and a circle can grab one’s attention. My parents appreciate beauty from the smallest trinket to the grandest vista. They continue to inspire my respect for composition and design.