I am 77 years old and have 'been an artist' since I was 10. I graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in art from Stanford University. I wrote and illustrated a book about a surfer (I was a board surfer during university) but it did not get published as surfing was not that well known outside of California and Hawaii in 1962. While I raised three children with my husband, I worked full time as an art and art history teacher and had to limit the amount of art I could do. I still worked and was represented by a small gallery in Palo Alto, where I lived for many years. With my children grown and eventual retirement I have been able to work much more! I love to travel and have been to Europe, Russia, England, Scotland, Colombia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Two of my most rewarding experiences were attending an Ovid workshop for two weeks in Rome and then returning a number of years later to be a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. My artwork tends to be done in 5-10 year stretches involving different projects that have an historical basis: Roman Ruins and Architecture, Horse Racing, images of horses in veterinary hospitals and presently a project involving the 'exploration' of the Salinas River. I have 8 grandchildren and enjoy them a great deal. I think it is because of them I am reviving my interest in working on children's books.