I've never had any formal training, but I have always been able to draw. I never thought about painting until 2002. My wife saw some paintings she wanted to buy at a Palm Beach Art Show that I thought were too expensive and I blurted out "I can do that!" The challenge was on. I have been painting ever since. My paintings fall into two categories, "nautical" and "travel". I paint sailboats and small, interesting boats in still water and churning seas. My wife and I have been lucky to have traveled across Europe, South America, New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. I love the culture, the architecture and the beauty that can be found in far off places and I try to put it on canvas.