I am the Treasurer for the Art Associates of Martin county and I am on the Board of Directors. I am an oil painter and my subjects are landscapes, birds, horses and the ocean. Being from western NY, near Buffalo, NY I grew up on a small farm about 20 miles from the city. Later in life I owned horses but did not do a lot of artwork. Now that I am retired I have more time to paint. I am self taught but took many lessons from different artists both in New York and also here in Florida.