Born near Boston, MA., I now live in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) of USA. I literally "busted a gut" summer of 2014, a ruptured appendix! After a months stay in the hospital and a year of healing; I am grateful for life, and loving every day! Art is my main passion. I love being outdoors, and find inspiration from nature. Starting with books, watercolor workshops and demos.....I have been painting in wc now since 2006. Two inspiring and wonderful teachers are Caroline Buchanan and Michele Cooper. I also like to paint in acrylics and experimenting with collage & mixed media.