I've been expressing myself with art since childhood. I have always found painting challenging as well as satisfying, and a great source of peacefulness. It is very rewarding to create a beautiful artistic presentation. My early study was oil painting, but I also became fascinated with the challenge of learning to paint with watercolors. The effects that can be created with watercolor are intriguing. I now paint in either oil or watercolor. My subjects are varied. I hope to interest the viewer with my vivid use of color and portrayal of familiar subjects in a unique and beautiful way.