My interest in art goes back to my childhood when I would spend a great deal of time drawing, sometimes with the help of my father.
Senior year in high school my art teacher Sally Larry encouraged me to continue to study art after graduating. I received my B.A. in commercial art in Manchester NH, but never had any desire to make a living at it. Over the years I had continued to take painting classes and workshops in watercolor and oils so that I would have a better understanding on how to handle these mediums with more confidence. My style of painting went from working very tight to more loosely. I am not afraid to work outside my comfort zone, if that's what it takes for me to become a better artist. At the present, I am trying my hand at working in oil pastel, and so far I have gained more knowledge with each new painting that I do.
What subject I decide to paint has to catch my attention the first time I see it, so that I can convey what I feel on canvas.