I took my first art lessons in 2006. I wanted to paint the landscape of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. I was 64 years of age. Oil paint was my preference as I felt it was a more forgiving medium and therefore easier to fix up my mistakes. Aside from those few early lessons I am pretty much self taught. I am proud to say my works hang in the United States, Europe and Canada. I am a resident artist at The Old School House Art Center in Qualicum Beach British Columbia. I am there painting in studio 9 every Friday where I have number of paintings displayed for sale.