I didn’t really get into painting until l was about thirty years old. I enjoyed sketching at an earlier age but the passion for oils didn’t happen for several years after that. When I moved to Idaho in 1968 the scenery and wildlife took hold of me. The history of Idaho is so young one almost feels a part of it. These factors have kept me excited to do oil paintings of historical places and events, scenery, and things in Idaho. I hope I can continue to paint until I can no longer hold a brush.