As a native of South Carolina, I returned to the state after living in Germany, Maryland and Kansas while in the military. Today I live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and recently retired from the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. My art work consists of landscapes, usually scenes depicting the surrounding area in the lowcountry. After painting with watercolors for a number of years, I recently started working with soft pastels. With soft pastels I feel that I have truly found my medium. I enjoy the way I can capture the impact of a moment in a landscape by directly applying the pigment with my fingers.