Time spent on Anderson Island counts among my best memories, since even before I can remember! When I was a baby, my family bought an old farmhouse on East Oro Bay, and we spent many idyllic summers there. I grew up in Tacoma, but now live in Steilacoom and enjoy a wonderful view of the islands. My brother Rick and his family live on the island, as does my son Michael. Painting came relatively late in life to me but now it plays a big role. I especially enjoy trying to capture scenes from my many travels, as well as local beauty. Watercolor remains my medium of choice, although occasionally a pencil or ink sketch sneaks into the collection.