Originally from Massachusetts, I came to Maine as a college student and stayed. After teaching for 36 years I retired with a plan to pursue my desire to paint. Mostly self taught, I have taken a few classes and have been enjoying being inspired and supported by a group of local artists. My passion is working with watercolors and sketching. Painting has opened my eyes to nature's colors and beauty! I find great excitement and challenge in creating or recreating an image which is either envisioned or real! My goal with my work is for each piece to convey emotions in others.