I have always loved painting and dreamed of becoming an artist. After teaching successfully as a professor of education at a local university for 20 years, life took an unexpected turn due to a sudden health problem. It was then that I took up painting again as my escape and therapy. The deep love for art within me was reignited. Through art classes, workshops, reading, and most importantly, painting, I am finally fulfilling my childhood dream.
I enjoy painting in oils both en plein air and in my studio. I am attracted to the natural beauty around us, particularly seascapes and landscapes along the central coast. My most favorite painting subjects are found along the Monterey coast. I have shown my paintings in juried art shows at the Pacific Art League, Coastal Art League, Sanchez Art Center, and University Art. One of my paintings was the third place winner of the annual painting show at the Coastal Art League in 2020. My paintings are also shown at the Gallerie Amsterdam in Carmel-by-the-sea.