I was born in North Carolina, the youngest of nine children. I am married with two adult children. I am mostly self taught. However,I have had two years of commercial art training.
I have, with encouragement from an older brother, been painting for 38 years. I mostly create my own renderings, but sometimes will paint from pictures I find interesting. In the past I used only acrylics, mainly because of the fast drying time, but recently switched to oils. I like the richness and the opaqueness of oils. I, include figures in most of my renderings.