I received a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from James Madison University. Early in my working career, I taught art in several high schools. Later, I studied for and received a Certificate of Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. I worked in the computer field as a systems analyst and computer programmer for 21 years. During these years I kept an oil painting in the making on my easel most of the time, but had little time to actually paint.
Recently I retired from the computer field and am now able to enjoy oil painting as I wish. My favorite subject matter is landscape done in a variety of styles: realistic, impressionistic, abstract. I have done a series of oil paintings of a local landmark, Mole Hill, and of my birthplace, but enjoy doing still life and flowers as well. Local collectors have my paintings in their homes. I also enjoy painting portraits of homes in their natural settings on commission. Please contact me by email if you are interested.
As a form of relaxation In the last few years I have begun to make collages from greeting cards. These usually take the form of landscapes or flower arrangements.