I am basically a self-taught artist. I took architecture when I was at the University of Florida and took many drawing classes. I have also taken a few art classes in oils and watercolors over the years. When I started using pastels I fell in love with this medium since these are the pure color. I have been involved in Southeastern Pastel Society, which is in Atlanta, the North Alabama Pastel Society that is in Fort Walton Beach, FL and the Huntsville Art League. I have participated in juried art shows all over the country including the Artist Magazine’s juried show and have won awards in many of these shows.