After a miserable first semester as a business major, I began taking art classes. Never looking back, art degrees followed earning an AA from Santa Monica College in 1962, a BA from California State University, Long Beach in 1964, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1966.
My teaching career began in 1966 at Pensacola Junior College, now Pensacola State College. Over this span of time, I taught many classes in Humanities Art, Art for Non Majors, Art History, Weaving, Jewelry, Three Dimensional Design, Sculpture, Glass Blowing and Kids College to a countless number of students both young and old. The experiences and interaction with the students always keeps this profession interesting. Now, in my 47th year at Pensacola State College, I am teaching Ceramics and Digital Imaging as Professor of Art and still enjoying every minute.
As an artist in Pensacola, my long-time involvement with outdoor art festivals includes exhibiting and judging local, regional, and national art festivals, as well as judging gallery exhibitions. Keeping involved in the community over the years, I have taught many workshops to art instructors in the surrounding area. I have participated in fundraising for the Manna Food Bank by providing artwork and organizing events, and hosted national Ceramics Conferences at Pensacola State College. I encourage many students, colleagues, and friends to keep creating and appreciating art.