Born: April 7, 1962 Currently lives and works in Visalia, California I started my hobby when I was a child drawing the little donkey on a matchbook in 2nd grade I won the school art contest with my rendition of the donkey. I loved to draw and would get colored pencils, pastels and paint by numbers for birthdays and Christmas. As I got older, I began to take art lessons in my little home town of Taft. Ann Holmes was inspirational in that she tutored me and created a love in me for the arts. I found that painting was relaxing and therapeutic to me and I would and still do lose track of time. The greatest gift to me is the joy I get to share with others thru my paintings.