Add a title to a painting, especially an abstract work, and much more is "seen" than without this steerage. The same is true a hundred times over when a painting is matched to a poem. The meanings of both emerge in ways never imagined. Painted Poems will merge your heart and your head on a joyful ride into a world of sweet memories and universal emotions perhaps once forgotten but now joyfully re-awakened.
An undergraduate degree in psychology and an MBA didn't provide a lot of preparation for the world of art, specifically lyrical storytelling. But we are the sum total of our experiences and these provided the launching pad for a life divided between the corporate world and the world of non-profits. It was the latter, serving on numerous volunteer boards and ultimately as Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House in Mobile, where my understanding of and sensitivity to the plight of others developed and began to express itself in the works contained in Painted Poems. I am old now; my brightest light has burned. But perhaps I feel a little more, I care a little more, and I love a little more because of my sum total.