My interest is in portrait painting using oils. I began painting when we retired to Mexico in 1994 and I took lessons from a Bulgarian artist , who was trained in Europe in the classical method and who had taught in the U.S. Following this, I took classes from a former billboard painter who was Mexican and a native of the pueblo where we lived. He knew everyone in town, so we always had great models.
When we moved to Las Cruces in 2004, i continued to seek opportunities to paint people and took classes from Carolyn Bunch and Lorenzo Zepeda, who both encouraged and taught me a lot. i hope to continue painting and learning as I believe it is food for the soul.