A third generation Colorado native, I lived here most of my life. The rocky mountains are a painters paradise, I love the mountains, trees and amazing Colorado skies. I began my study of art as a teen at Rocky Mountain School of Art, then at Colorado State University and received my BFA from California College of Arts in Oakland, CA. Always in the creative mind, I spent many years as an illustrator, editorial artist, creative director, corporate marketing executive and agency owner. But painting has always been my joy, relaxation and passion. Over the years I continued my art edification at Art Students League of Denver, Rocky Mountain College of Art, Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Art Institute, Pacific Art League and most recently as a student and teacher at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards.