My love for art began at an early age, but I grew up in an era when art was not a practical way to earn a living. Feeding the belly was more important than feeding the artistic spirit. My higher education at Ferrum College, University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University lacked formal art instruction.
It was after retirement that I began my second career as a landscape painter. Oil is my medium and I endeavor to put on canvas what I see in my travels. Traveling across the United States has given me the substance of my landscape interpretations. I feel a special bond with the people and places of our Western states. I have been blessed to see panoramic vistas, breath-taking skies and mountains, as well as meet many warm, friendly people. I paint landscapes from all the states I have visited.
Each journey has infused its beauty within my mind's eye. Capturing what I see and feel on cavas is my way of sharing my journey with you.