My passion is painting and sharing my art with the world. I am self-taught and I enjoy painting folk art and abstract because the styles are both simple and uncomplicated. I like incorporating elements and ideas from many different inspirational sources and combine them into my paintings, whether they be from magazines, books, photos, nature, from a dream or from right off the top of my head.
My paintings seem to evolve as I go along. I start with an idea and it flourishes. I was born in Waterville, Maine. Most of my life, I have been a creative person and have loved creating and making things. Since I was a teenager, I have been drawing and painting for myself, relatives and friends. My colorful paintings are done in acrylics and sometimes oil pastels in my smoke-free dining room studio.