Silver Dragon has always been an artist and one of her earliest art memories is also one of the influences that has stayed with her from the very start. She was four years old and her nursery class had a field trip to a local museum in Rochester NY. She was completely mesmerized by the textiles and beadwork of the native Americans. She doesn't know how long she stood there just gazing at the work and absorbing all that the creator had to say. Her path as an artist, however, was a duet of both fine and performing arts. She is a (retired) ballerina as well as a published artist, having done illustrations for a CD picture book, "Papa Cardinal Finds Breakfast" by Sandra Wellborn. One of her paintings accompanied and essay she wrote for an Astronomy textbook. She also holds a Masters Degree in Astrophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy NY and has worked as an astronomer and still teaches astronomy as an adjunct professor for University of Maryland University College. Her work has continued to grow and expand and she now also count herself as a mistress of the art of beadweaving. All of her work is one of a kind (with occasional limited editions -- She has a hard time doing things more than once!). She likes to play with color and texture, experiment with shape and drape and form. Please check out Silver Dragon's shop at http://SilverDragon.etsy.com.