I have always had an interest in art. My high school art teacher tried to encourage me to pursue an art career but my parents felt that a major in math was more beneficial in the job market. I dabbled in art during my career as an educator. It was not until retirement that I had a chance to follow my dream. Most of my inspiration comes from cruising the beautiful rivers and creeks of coastal NC. I love nature, beaches and wildlife-especially shore birds. I have always loved a challenge. I recently started painting wildlife on wine glasses and experimenting with molding paste in acrylics to create a 3-d effect in paintings. My paintings can be seen and purchased in a number of area galleries, as well as in some private collections throughout the country and Canada.