I started out working in chalk, ink and acrylic on a kind of cheap hardboard, then switched to working in watercolor on good paper. When the demand for larger paintings overtook what I could produce in my small studio in Manhattan Beach. I moved to a 2,000 square foot studio space in the Loft District of Downtown Los Angeles. For the next 30 years I maintained a studio there. In 2006 I gave up my big studio and moved back to the beach. I now live in a building that was once a boarding house and was built in 1902. It looks like it's straight out of a western movie and sits across from the ocean in Redondo Beach, California. I have a small studio here.
For over 30 years I taught watercolor workshops in this country and in France. Preparations are under way to start teaching again, both here and abroad and I am collaborating with a gourmet chef on a cookbook she has written.
When I am not making art, I offer my services as a landscape designer and organic soil expert to the City of Redondo Beach where I help replace neglect and blight with healthy organic soils and beautiful plants, one small planting pocket at a time.
After painting almost non-stop for over 50 years, my paintings are in some of the most prestigious art collections in the United States and Europe.