I started painting with oils in high school in the mid sixties. The seventies was an art free period, then I started painting with watercolor in the eighties making Christmas cards. After retirement in the late nineties I went back to school and got a Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut. I now paint in both oil and watercolor with a focus on landscapes. Farms and their barns and outbuildings are of particular interest because they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Many of the buildings included in my paintings are gone now, so I want to paint as many as possible while they are still standing. I also like to paint portraits, mill buildings, and animals.