I started my art journey many years ago with a few classes at KCAI, and Kansas State University. I took a long sabbatical from creating as I completed my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, started a practice (and a family). Early retirement allowed me to resume my study of art with the late David Gross. I have discovered that I love learning and problem solving with art, similar to what I loved about being in practice of vet med. I tackle a wide variety of subjects, but Flint Hills landscapes and animals top the list. I work mainly in oil, but I also draw, and am trying to learn watercolor. Although I have had success in art competitions and sales, I get the most enjoyment in learning in front of an easel with a paintbrush in my hand!