Born and raised in Eureka, Ca. coming to Crescent City, Ca. in 1971.Purchasing 3 brushes and3 tubes of oil paint and a 'how to do book'. I began to teach myself to paint. In 1974 I signed up for an art class at College of the Redwoods. My instructor suggested that I put some life in my paintings.'Put a bird in your scenes'.I have been painting wildlife ever since. Having tried many different media. I'm now doing watercolor and pastel. Also, photography, . Having shown in many juried and invitational shows in California and Oregon. Winning numerous awards.
Art is a wonderful outlet for self expression and relaxation.