About The Artist

I developed a love for drawing and painting at a very early age, and art has always been a major part of my life. Because of my father’s occupation, I spent much of my early years moving around the United States from place to place. A move near the Gulf Coast inspired my love for all things nautical. Sailing vessels, shrimp boats, and other working boats became fascinating subjects for my work. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in college, I started a career teaching art that spanned over 28 years. Since retiring from teaching, I've been illustrating for Small Craft Advisor boating magazine and developing my skills in watercolor.