A Palm Beach County resident since the 1950's, I've worked in several art-related occupations, including Art Director for WPEC-TV channel 12, graphic artist for the Palm Beach Post, and as an art instructor at the School District of Palm Beach County. My style of art is detailed realism. I work in colored pencil to create minutely detailed portraits and drawings for which I have won several national awards. My work is time-consuming, as I painstakingly create for heightened realism. The accuracy of my art can take more than 60 hours to create. I create my art because of the relaxation and feeling of satisfaction I get through the creative process. I feel this is my gift and true calling. My artistic influences are French Impressionism and the works of Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell and Chuck Close. I commission portraits of people and pets. My artwork can be seen at the Heart of Delray gallery.