I was born in a small town in Elyria, Ohio, USA I studied and became a x-ray technician I have never stopped studying, learning or painting. In the first few yea of my rsart career, I was asked to be in a gallery in Rockport, MA. Next, my first international show, Salon D’Aout, Musee Duncan, Paris France awarded me the Bronze Medal. My painting titled, “The Circus”, at the Salmagundi Club, NY, NY, was awarded the Knickerbocker Award for painting. Group invitations followed quickly, with acceptances from the Ellsworth Gallery’s, National Exhibition, Washington DC, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY. (The list is completed on my Bio/Resume page.) The excitement continued when I was invited to New York City to meet the editor of Family Circle Magazine and the CEO of Sears department stores.