I have been painting for most of my life, initially inspired by my dad who bought me my first set of
                    oil paints, brushes and canvases when I was eleven. After graduating from Boston University in 1972
                    with English Education and Art History majors I spent a summer with a small group of artists in Rockport,
                    Massachusetts studying under the supervision of the American Impressionist, John Terelak. In 1982
                    I completed the Graphic Design Certificate Program at the University of Cincinnati School of Design,
                    and worked for many years as an illustrator in the greeting card industry. Since 1983, I've continually
                    enjoyed taking courses in illustration, watercolor and computer art at the Rhode Island School of Design
                    and am presently in the Graphic Design Certificate program at RISD. I have also enjoyed taking painting
                    classes at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.


                    I am a member of the Portsmouth Arts Guild, Bristol Art Museum, Newport Art Museum, Art League
                    of Rhode Island and am an Artist Member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.

                    Since 2006 I have been juried into a number of exhibits locally and regionally.