I have a BFA from the University of Oklahoma but have been painting since I was a child many years ago. I am a member of Oil Painters Of America and have participated in numerous shows with honors. I have been teaching oil and watercolor painting for twelve years in Dallas at several locations including Collin County College. I have held painting workshops in New Mexico and Colorado the past four summers. I enjoy taking commissions for portraits and landscapes. Outside of raising a family, art and painting has been the center of my life as it brings me so much joy and satisfaction.