I can’t remember not drawing. My favorite gift when I was a child, was a pad of egg shell drawing paper. I was an art major in college with an equal study of art history and painting classes. I drew ads for our family furniture store for many years. Though I did watercolor back in the late 50’s, it wasn’t until about ten years ago that I started doing it again. I have learned so much about the medium then that I really hadn’t known before. I am hooked! What I really love about the medium is the way that happy accidents occur. It sometimes ﬂows and gives me a whole new Idea to follow. I can relate to authors that say their characters take over and have a life of their own. Sometimes that happens in a painting as well. I was involved with a co-op art gallery for about two years until it closed in 2009. I have some work in Touchstone Gallery in Yachats Oregon. I am a juried member of the Southwest Washington watercolor society. Now I paint and travel around the country. I have been staying in Waldport for many years and love to paint the ocean and people walking the beach. The atmosphere changes constantly. I live in the country in Yacolt WA, another lovely place to paint.