When I was about 9 years old my father had the windows in our house replaced and I noticed the workmen had left pieces of putty lying on the window sills. Immediately I started making small animals with this fascinating stuff, and that was the beginning of my love of three-dimensional art.
I took classes at the Slade School of Art in London, the Museum in Montreal, and printmaking at the Art Institute in San Francisco. Extremely fortunate, I found the sculpture instructor I had been searching for all my life when I met Joseph Query, in Napa Valley. Joe had studied marble carving for years in Pietrasanta, Italy, and knew the classical way of sculpture. Along with a small group of artists, I studied with Joe at his vineyard studio for several years in the late 1980s., A writer all my life, I have home-made illustrated stories in Gallery One. 'My Grandmother's Necklace' was included in a fundraiser anthology published by the Applegater, 'From the Heart of the Applegate' in 2015.