In 1965, while working as a designer in an antique/home decor store I began to pursue my interest in painting. After working with several instructors, I felt that I wanted to explore my own style and techniques. In 1972, I established my own design/decor gallery in Dallas, Texas and after several successful years, I turned the business over to others and concentrated on my painting. Seeking a new direction, I opened my decor/art gallery on Sutter St. in San Francisco where I was able to feature my own art and to continue my exploration and experimentation with styles and techniques. With this kind of creative freedom, my artistic scope has grown and changed as my art has been accepted by clients across the United States and several foreign countries. My art has been shaped and critiqued only by my own evaluation and by the eyes of my collectors.
Now, in my retirement from the design world, I am able to devote as much or as little time to my art as I like and I think I have reached my most creative period. My present work fulfills and thrills me more than at any other period in my life and I am proud to present my most recent work.
My paintings develop by experimenting with shape, style and color until I am satisfied with the balance, excitement, and energy that the work shares with the viewer. I am influenced by my experience in design particularly with color and style. I am not afraid of new techniques and directions and am constantly expanding the scope of my work by honoring my own ideas and direction.