Art has always been part of my life. I grew up in California but I have lived in Burlington, VT for 23 years. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to draw and paint during 15 years of travel in Europe. My most prolific work happened while I lived in France for 10 years. At the time, I was learning to speak French. Since I couldn’t communicate through language to the level that I wished, I expressed my appreciation for the kindness of the people and the beauty and simplicity of nature through my art..