I studied painting at the Monserrat School of Art in Massachusetts and at the Guild of Boston Arts with Robert Cormier. In conjunction with these, I studied \"en plain air\" with David Curtis from Gloucester, Ma. my work is, for the most part, impressionistic , inspired by Corot, Curtis, Ripley, Strisik, Corey, Eakins and others of the same genre. I adore teaching children and passing on the sensitivities & techniques of painting. Achieving recognition is pleasant but definitely not a goal. I simply find pushing pastel and oil colors around and expressing what I see and feel.