I have devoted my time to art exploring pastels since 2009 and began working with gouache in 2015. My previous experience in the arts has been an ocassional hobby. I have been an Illustrator for numerous magazines and publications in the 80's and 90's although I did not devote a lot of time to this vbenture. As an instructor in pastel and composition I have taught for several art centers in southern Minnesota as well as several segments for Brushstrokes TV. Private tutoring is also available at my home studio.