I am not a professional artist, but I have been doodling all my life. I am 37 years old, and a father to a two year old daughter. I am a chaplain at a continuing care retirement community. I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), but I grew up as a son of a Methodist minister and I became Catholic while I was at a Methodist seminary.
I love contemplative spirituality of early Church Fathers and Mothers, contemplative traditions of both Christian and Buddhist monastic traditions, and the mysticism that exists within Quakerism. I became Catholic through the back door, or through attraction of monastic spirituality that took me to a different sort of a community called L’Arche. I experienced that we could live a changed life through God and community, and some people chose to remain single, some married, and others still discerning.
It was while living at L’Arche GWDC that I started using my artistic skills for the good of the community, I made little postcards to doodles of community members that became a T-shirt design. I hope to continue to explore my life, spirituality, and thoughts through experimenting with drawings, paintings and the written word.
I live in the great state of VA. 🙂