After retiring in 2002, I returned to northern California after living and working in the San Diego area for nearly 30 years. I was born in Auburn, California, and now live in Lincoln. So really, I have returned to the area I grew up knowing.
Upon retiring, I re-energized my drawing and painting interests that remained dormant for many years. I now have time to draw and paint, teach art and painting and do all the other things people do once they retire. While I am an amateur painter, learning techniques of drawing and painting is very motivating and as I improve in my artwork, I find it very satisfying. I feel the true measure of the level of my art is when someone actually puts out money to purchase my art. That is a nice feeling.
I have joined Fine Art America to hopefully broaden the scope and make visible my art to many more people who may be interested in purchasing.