I have been a serious painter for over 26 years. The first 20 years I worked in watercolor, and belonged to the Petaluma Art Association. I was in Open Studios in Petaluma for years. For the last six years, I almost exclusively have painted with acrylics. I have been part of the Calistoga Art Association and involved with; The Calistoga Art Market, Art Walk, Art in Public Places, and was co-curator for a few shows. I consider myself a colorist, enjoying plien' air painting, as well as painting still lives in the studio. Art is a very important part of my life. I also have been an Fine Arts teacher for private, and charter schools. I have taught elementary aged children up to High Schoolers.