I was born in Philadelphia, Pa., but have lived in Maryland for over 30 years. The beauty of the Eastern Shore inspires me to try and put on canvas that which I see all around me. I find that no matter how long I try to master the art, there is always something, some event or some person who can teach me something new. It is a continuous learning experience. I try and stay with animal portraits or landscapes where I can insert some type of “critter.” I paint people n scenes where they tell a story as part of the painting. I paint what I enjoy but try new challenges to see how successful I can be. Painting with and attending local art groups allow important critiques, to help me grow as an artist. My easel is always up and my palette is always out, ready to capture the moment.