I was a Vice President in a large international management consulting company and had a successful but
stressful career. I decided to retire early so I could enjoy the fruits of my labor. In
1998, I returned to Santa Barbara where I graduated from UCSB in 1968. Having traveled the world for business
and pleasure, I knew this was the best place to live.
2002, I took beginning drawing and watercolor classes through SBCC’s Adult Education Program just to see if I could
paint. I realized immediately that my paintings had a linear style rather than the painterly style of the
artists I admire. I concluded that my analytical approach and obsessive compulsive behavior were not going
to change, so, I decided to select subject matter to fit my natural inclinations.
I have painted landscapes, buildings, and portraits but derive the greatest pleasure from painting flowers. I am fascinated by the infinite variety and the intricate structure of each flower.
My goal is not to paint a botanically perfect flower but to capture the flowing movement inherent in each bloom.
Memberships: Santa Barbara Art Assoc. - President 2011 - 2012, V. P. 2007 - 2011
Goleta Valley Art Assoc. - V.P. 2007 and a Director 2008 - 2009
Los Padres Watercolor Society - President 2003 - present