After graduating from UC Berkeley, I spent the next years of my life teaching in California and Washington State as well as raising four children. I also lived in the British Isles for three years. When I retired, I rewarded myself with a trip to Tuscany, Italy. While there I realized how little I knew of art. Because I believe in life long learning, I promptly enrolled in drawing and art history at Clatsop Community College for the winter quarter of 2002. I have continued taking art classes for at least three quarters every year. I am also a member of Trail’s End Art Associationwhere I participate in watercolor classes.