I was born and raised on Guam and have lived in Hawaii since 1967. I am a plein air painter pursuing my art more vigorously these days after having owned and run a business for many years. My background is business but my lifelong interest has been and still is art. I started taking classes at Linekona Art Center with Alan Leitner and James Goodman. Then I joined Florence Ko's plein air painting through the University of Hawaii's Outreach program.
I continued painting over the past 15 years, although in fits and starts. As life's many crises and obstacles encroached and slowed me down, I learned that art gave me balance and that I should not set it aside. I joined the oldest art organization in Hawaii, the Association of Hawaii Artists and became the president in 2006 and 2007. I have had the best time of my life getting to know other artists.
These days, you will find me painting around Oahu. Stop and say hello if you see me!
"The artist must say it without saying it." (Duke Ellington)