I have not always painted. As a child and young man I sketched a little, then dabbled with watercolors and oil. I was never classically trained but had a little natural talent and family members who encouraged me. But life gets busy and my interest in art steadily dwindled. The last painting I remember doing was a seascape in the late 70’s. I didn’t pick up a brush again for 30+ years. Oregon has many spectacular views, such as Mt. Hood, the Santiam Pass, the Metolius river, colorful vineyards and all the gorgeous coastal views. Color, color, and more color!!