BioMy earliest memories are at the family kitchen table amid the chaos of a big family drawing and painting. I never seemed to let go of the pencil or brush; it flowed into my lifelong passion for art, learning and teaching. Creativity inspires me - whether its drawing, painting, teaching, writing or cooking - it all celebrates the gift of life. Plein air has a special place in my heart. Plein air allows me to capture the gift of life while surrounded by family and friends traveling or just on my front porch with my roses.