“Under the Influence” is a recognition of varied events, surroundings, history and many other elements that come into play whether consciously or unconsciously.  The drawing series on mylar was done after a walk along the American River and seeing all the dry angular grasses and trees near the levee.  The series of prints titled, “Water”, had their beginnings along the river as well.  The environment was a strong influence in both series. “Uninvited Guest” and “Uninvited Guest List” question our own personal history, the traits and interests that are passed down from previous generations that effect our choices and become part of our art - invited or not.