Since my move to Pawleys Island I studied on a regular basis with Bruce Chandler. I also participated in workshops presented by Mary Whyte, Margaret Hoybach, Mark Mehaffey, Lynda English and in several other local art seminars. During a vacation in Saignon, France, I had the opportunity to study with Andrew Petrov. During my growth as an artist, I journey from realism to abstract and from watercolor to oils to acrylic. The challenges of moving from one medium to the other and interpreting an image in various styles keeps me motivated. Watercolor tends to bring out the realist in me while the other mediums allow me to be freer and looser in my renditions with emphasis on strong, vibrant colors.