To those that don’t know me, I was born in Baltimore, Maryland in Feb. 1953. My family has a rich history of farmers, boat builders, carpenters, pliers of the Chesapeake Bay, musicians and just regular folk that love to sit around and break open a dozen or more Blue Crabs and talk about the land of pleasant living. I have a BFA and MFA in painting and still recall the day at graduation from undergraduate school that we were told “few would continue on but what we will always have and use is the ability to problem solve”. Boy did they have that right. As my father warned me an artist is not famous until they die. WOW, I am still alive and still not famous. I have a daughter and son and they live tooooo far away and one day dream of being closer and maybe a grandma.