I started drawing in 1970. I drew pencil drawings and took pictures of the animals we shipped on airplanes around the world at our family business; an animal transportation agency. Tigers, horses, dogs and cats and birds were the topic of my photos while nature scenes, the ocean, hillsides and sanddunes and trees the subject of my drawings. I attended Palomar College in North County San Diego California for commercial art and then El Camino in Redondo Beach and Santa Monica College in Santa Monica California taking classes towards my BA in Fine art. Printmaking, Commercial art fundametals, Color Theory at Woodbury University and computer art at Multimedia Institute in Palmdale California. Whereever I moved I took classes in art. When I moved to Kansas I took classes toward my AA in Liberal arts and advanced drawing classes at Avila University toward my BA in Fine art specializing in Art Therapy while attending therapy much like Grandma Layton well known for her contour drawing and therapy through contour drawing. This is the first time I have posted my artwork to any online site. Most of my art has been given away or sold over the years but I continue to take art classes and am currently painting in pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylics.