I grew up in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri. After living in Alabama and Mississippi for 26 years, I recently moved back to Columbia. It was in the south that I discovered my love of painting especially with an emphasis on bright colors.
It wasn't until I had raised my family and taught math for a number of years that I decided to develop my creative side. I have studied under several well-known artists in the south, each with different strengths and styles. Oil is my favorite medium and I especially like painting landscapes.