i have wanted to be an artist as long as i can remember. i took the long and scenic route to get here but, i am proud to say that i am a practicing artist. i belong to a wonderful group of artists that share a space in the hungerford building in rochester ny. the main street artists has been a support system and learning engine over the last few years. i have had formal teachers like bill stephens and sari gaby and have taken workshops with teachers like jeff hein, rob liberace and corey pitkin. i do have to say, though, that over the years most of my learning has happened in that studio space with my fellow artists, teachers all.