My favorite gift as a child was a kit to make a small paintable clay bowl. My mom gave it to me one holiday. The best part was painting little decorative bands around the outside of the bowl. I still have fond memories of crafting the little bowl. 

Mandalas, to me, are the creative blending of art and math. I'm drawn to both - I was an engineering major until I chose to pursue my passion for art.   

I began this mandala series of paintings in 2017, and was soon moved to using more vibrant color.  I go for circles, because they are complete and whole.

Iā€™m lucky to have my studio in my home, where I can paint at 3 a.m. if I wish.