Fine art landscape and still life oil painter. I painted as a child and art classes were a significant element of my education. But I got distracted from it while growing up to study subjects that would get me a 'real job'. I got the real jobs; still have one. I spent a few decades enjoying photography. Then in 2017 I rediscovered painting and I've never looked back, constantly taking classes and learning. COVID has had a golden side for me in that I have taken online workshops from some of my favorite artists: Jane Hunt, Kim Casebeer, Howard Friedland, Dave Santillanes. Christine Lashley, and many others. These workshops have changed me as an artist and taken my work to a new level; for this I am so very grateful. Landscapes are my favorite subjects. I work to relay the sense of place and emotion I feel when capturing a scene on canvas. I also enjoy painting still lifes.