I started painting in the 70's Then laid aside my paint brush & volunteered to work in a orphanage in Romania. I have returned to Romania four times to help the people & children there. I also spent a year in So. Africa as a volunteer with a Christian organization called "Beautiful Gate" working with HIV/Aids children. After returning to America in 2003 I began working in pastels under the teaching of Glen Miles. I started painting again in 2004 under the direction of Andrei
Wilenius from Santa Rosa JC.