I was born in a small Ohio town and was was always interested in art. Especially beginning in the 5th grad when a remarkable teacher taught all the regular subjects but made time for art and music as well. Teachers do make a difference! I am self-taught and have not been to art school. I work in oil paint as most of my work is "trial and error" and oil paint can be modified. I live in the eclectic artistic community of Venice, California. I am a member of the Catalina Art Association, the Wildlife Artists Association and the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council. Please visit my official website (http://www.hawaiiartplus.com) for more information and to view my four galleries of paintings there. Thank you for your interest!