While a resident of Maine for many years, I began oil painting in Chicago at age eight, and have been actively painting ever since. 

My formal training began at thirteen when I was awarded a full-tuition scholarship at the Chicago Art Institute.  Over the years I also studied at The Art Students League in New York and with private teachers.  Currently, I paint and teach watercolor painting both privately and through extension services.

My work has been displayed and sold in Washington, D.C., New York and Maine.

Some years ago, I discovered the joys and freedom of watercolors, feeling that for me it best expressed the intimacy, immediacy and excitement of life as I understood it.  Watercolor allowed me to swiftly capture the beauty and essence of my subject and dramatize its central power.

It is my purpose to represent my personal world-view with originality, insight and a direct line to artistic vision.  If those viewing my work discover the joys of important realities that they are often too busy to observe in the welter of everyday existence, it would make me very happy.