In 1962 I was standing in a wildlife reserve outside
of Kansas City, MO. It was the pink morning time, and people were running their dogs in this wildlife area. I resolved
to learn to paint what I felt when I looked at nature. Living in Santa Barbara for 3 years I got to know members of the
O.A.K group. This was the first time I painted out of doors with these dedicated and wonderful painters and I took workshops
with Michael Drury and studied with Ray Strong.
Later, in Tucson, I became a member of the TPAPs.
I took workshops with Kurt Anderson and Phil Starke.
At this juncture, I am in California and have painted out witih the
Verde Artist's Guild, Plein Air Painters of the Bay Area.