I did my first commissioned art when I was 16. A teacher asked
me to draw her 4 cartoon scenes of a boy and girl with an old horse. The cartoon were drawn in pen & ink with watercolor overlay. Other people saw these cartoons and asked me to do portraits of their pets. Through high school I was kept busy with commissions.
I attended Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania from 1978-1979. Not wanting to take their art program, I designed my own. I took all the studio courses
that were offered. I was taking double the courses that art major students were
taking. In 1981, I decided to go back to college and take more studio courses at East Stroudsburg State College. My work was being shown at a few art shows and competitions.
My specialty is pet portraits and animal art, although I have drawn and painted many subjects. Color pencil is my favorite medium but, I have also worked with pencil & graphite, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil and some computer work.