For as long as I can remember, art, particularly drawing, has been a part of my life. As a young boy I was fascinated by airplanes and spent endless hours drawing them. My father served in the Army Air Corps and I followed his lead by becoming a Naval Aviator after college. This close association with military aviation supported my interest in drawing aircraft as realistically as possible. But as an adult I became interested in painting and discovered the spontaneity and freshness of watercolors.