I have been drawing and painting off and on for most of my life. I first showed an interest and talent for art when I was a child. This was recognized when I was in high school and I was specially chosen to join a Independent Study Art class heading into 10th grade. This was usually not open to you until your senior year. Continued to paint off and on well studying for a degree in Chemistry from Mich. Tech. Univ. and raising my three children. I have since become more aggressive in developing my paining skills. Since I am entirely self taught this is a matter of just painting more. My current emphasis is in Watercolor work although I have worked in oils and acrylic. I also do work in fiber art.