Born in Philadelphia, grew up in Havertown, lived in NJ, MA, and
now in Tucson.
I took Saturday morning classes at the Philadelphia Art Museum as a youngster, experimenting in many different mediums. A "Watercolor Lessons" sign caught my eye one day, and I started learning about all aspects of the art. It has become my favorite medium, and becomes more versatile and forgiving the more I learn.
My first major watercolor accomplishment was earning an Honorable Mention from the Watertown (Ma.) Watercolor Society for a plein air painting. Then I got a job and went to work for 30 years.
Nov 2019: Accepted as an Active Member into ISSA (International Society of Scratchboard Artists)
Apr 2019: Earned Saguaro Fellow member status at SAWG (Southern AZ Watercolor Guild)
Nov 2013: Completed art program and portfolio review to receive a Nature Illustrator Certificate from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute.