I am an artist from Sanger, California, in the heart of the central San Joaquin Valley. I painted while in college at Fresno State in the 1960’s and have been part of many creative endeavors over the last 30+ years. Lucky enough to study with B.J. McCoon, Jean Ray Laury, Charles Chestnut, Robert Hurlitz, and Darwin Musselman at Fresno State, I took classes in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and fabric arts—and I finally returned to watercolor in the year 2000, after not painting for over 30 years. I consider my mentors/influences to be Monte Guynes, Kay Owens, Grace Rankin, John Salminen, and Karen Knutson.