I can't remember not knowing how to draw and when I was younger, I drew and painted continuously. Thought about going to art school but didn't know anyone who did fine arts as a hobby never mind a job, so I went to a liberal arts college and took a double major (one in fine arts and one in political science). Thought about taking up political cartooning but I don't have a talent for cartoons.........after college, business and professional pursuits sidetracked any artistic activities. Lived in and around the Boston area, a couple of other parts of New England and currently reside on the South Shore near Cape Cod. For a number of years, I did no artwork at all but about two years ago (for no apparent reason) I decided to start painting again while on vacation. I chose pastels - a medium I had never used much at all - primarily because I love the pure colors of the pigment, they're portable and pretty easy to clean up after. Did about a dozen paintings in three weeks, signed up for a class at the local arts guild when I returned from vacation (so I could learn the medium!) and haven't stopped since.