I was born and raised in beautiful Sonoma County, California. My first experience in trying to capture the beauty of the local landscapes was through photography. Landscapes were my number one inspiration in my artistic interests. I started experimenting in painting without any formal training after my retirement in 2004. I began using watercolors but found that I was too structured for the medium. I moved on to acrylics and then switched to water mixable oils, and pastels.
Not being formally trained, when I paint, whether it is a vineyard, old building or coastline I find it very relaxing and rewarding by passing it on to the viewer.
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