Other than a few early years where I wanted to be a nun, or a truck driver, I've always wanted to be an artist. I've had family support and fine teachers, and was an art major in high school and college. A graduate of Bradley University, I also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Colorado, Instituto de Allende, Mexico, and Diablo Valley College. I studied with watercolorist, Jade Fon. Watercolor workshops with other noted artists further enrich my knowledge of the medium.