.Like most artist's I began my career at the tender age 4 and as I became older I found it to be much more satisfying compared to history or math. I was very good and started my professional career selling my work in galleries at age 16. Back then my focus was portraits and abstract,working in watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil. As I was self taught, I thought it would be wise to gain a degree in Commercial Art, which I did in Minneapolis. For the past 28yrs, I have concentrated my efforts in wildlife and landscapes in pastel, wining awards both locally and nationally. Now some 40yrs later I still find art exciting and rewarding and living in Sedona adds even more satisfaction of finding beauty on a daily basis.