At an early age, I was attracted to art through television by watching John Nagy and The Sandy Becker Show which taught basic art. Through my grammar school years, I helped the teachers paint backgrounds and set up the stage for plays. In High School, all my electives were various art classes and I painted sets for the drama club. I was accepted to art school and was unable to attend due to family finances. Upon graduation, I entered the field of construction.
Throughout my construction career I became involved with designing kitchens, bathrooms, landscaping, and other aspects of design. While working in New York City, at a bus stop that I frequented, there was a street painter that painted every day on the steps of St. Patrick*s Cathedral. This painter was Bill Alexander. While waiting for the bus, I was inspired while watching him paint. My work and family put a hold on my artistic endeavors.
When I retired, I decided to rekindle my interest in painting. Originally, I started to paint in oils in the Bill Alexander technique. This medium was not to my liking due to the fact that it was very messy and did not suit my painting style. Watercolor painting seemed to be the best medium for my particular style of painting. Watercolor painting allows me to blend and graduate colors.
I perfected my technique through watercolor classes in my community conducted by professional watercolor artists. I am a member of Herons Glen Artist Group and the Pine Island Art Association. In 2008, I was honored by being chosen first place in watercolor at the Pine Island Art Show and have since been invited to enter other juried shows in Southwest Florida.