My love of painting started in about 1970 after I attended a local street fair. I still have the little oil can that inspired me to paint. I took lessons locally, joined the Society of Decorative Painters, and finally was able to attend the conventions. That’s when I started learning.
I was born in the Southwest in Bakersfield, California, on a farm and ranch. We raised cotton, cattle, horses, and sheep – the sheep were projects of my brother and me.