I was born and raised in the small town of Ridgecrest in the uper Mojave Desert of which I love, because of the beautiful sunsets and landscape of the High Sierras. As a child I was always drawing or scribbling on something. Taking art classes through my shcool years, I also have had a few private art lessons too. After graduation from high school in 1974, I had the opportunity to take some Illustration classes at our local Cerro Cosso Community College. I'm basically a self-taught artist and painter. I I'm still learning somthing every time I paint a picture. Most of my art work is done in oils but I do dabble in other mediums such as charcoal, pencil, acrylic and watercolor. My style of painting is realism. Weather its landscape, floral or animals I take great pleasure in the details that I can get out of the oils. My art work is on facebook.