My hobbies include: genealogy, biking, hiking, photography and gardening.
I like to travel, been to 30 of the 50 states and several countries. I've been places I never thought I would dream of ever visiting. There are still a lot of places I would like to go.
I started oil painting in 1981, I always liked to draw, but I never felt I was good at drawing. I bought a paint set and I set out to paint my first painting inspired from a cover of an outdoor magazine, a buck running through a group of birch trees. I never had an art class but I learned through experimenting. It wasn't the best but it didn't discourage me. After a few landscape paintings which I have since destroyed, I tried to paint portraits of people. I found my niche and continued with portraits, and occasionally paint a landscape.
From painting my interest grew into photography, trying to catch aspects of light in pictures.
This website is to share my projects with you.