I've always had a profound love of beautiful scenery and never knew why. I was brought up in Upstate NY and it was (is) absolutely gorgeous there. In my late 30's I moved away from there to a place that had no mountains, rolling hills, farmland, lakes, streams... It was hot and flat and there was nothing beautiful to see... and my heart was dying. So in 2000, I decided if I couldn't see anything beautiful outside, then I was going to learn how to create something beautiful to look at. That's why I started painting.
Now I live in TN, in the mountains, where everything is beautiful and my heart is full again. Now I paint beautiful landscapes for other people so their hearts will be full also.