For as long as I can remember I've always loved science and nature. I've always had pets, and those of us who has grown up with them know you learn so much from them. I've also always loved space (ya' know, the big black stuff up there when the big bright thing goes away...). When I was very little, I used to study the stars and planets. I found out about constellations and the mythological stories behind them. When I found that a lot of it pertained to animals - BINGO! - that's when the love for fantasy and wildlife bloomed. In my family I have an artistic mother, father and grandmother - so the ability gallops through my heritage. (My brother got all the business sense - ya' know, left brainers?) I started at a very young age drawing and painting. I was encouraged by my family when I was little, but by the time college rolled along, more "practical" considerations had to be made. It was the old "You can't make any money from Fine Arts!" that prevented me from accepting a scholarship to Mass. Art in Boston. Bummer!! Instead I went to Fitchburg State as a psychology major. It came as no surprise that I later switched majors to graphic design. However, even this was too technical for me, so I switched again. I transferred to U. Mass Lowell and took Fine Art. That's when the money ran out. So I have six years of college with no degree. BUT I now make gobbs of dough designing web sites and scorning the clients who adore me. Go figure. I currently work full time at home in lovely Londonderry, New Hampshire, rendering custom work and designing web sites. Current hobbies include fencing, karate and role-playing.