Once I retired from the work-a-day-world, I picked up a piece of charcoal, a pencil, then colored pencils and markers, and finally pastels. I surrounded myself with color.
I furthered my studies at the Pacific Arts League, the Palo Alto Art Center, and the Bay Area Classical Artists Atelier. My mentors include Halcyon Teed (pastel), Ray Mendieta (sanguine pencil), Tony Ryder (graphite), Carla Golder (colored pencil), and Steve Curl (cartooning). I also studied with Ted Seth Jacobs, Michael Grimaldi, Jon De Martin, Juliette Aristedes, and Dan Thompson.
Portraiture (my main focus) and (not-so) still life sit at one end of the creative spectrum. At the other end are cartoons and caricatures. Contact me if you are interested in a commission or to make an appointment to visit my studio @ The Art Center.