Through drawings and prints I am able to explore creative processes with the freedom to experiment. Graphite pencil, silverpoint and fine art printmaking provide a means to communicate subtle emotional feelings where words are often inadequate. In my work I hope to reveal my subject's personailty held secure behind the facade we see during casual encounters. In my portraits I hope to present the essence and spirit of one's soul. The accepting face of the child and the aged often reminds us of our own innocence and humanity.