January 2007, updated July 2011: I am a baby-boomer artist with Northern California roots, back in Northern California at last. We moved here from L.A. in the summer of 2003. I was a farmer wannabe, and I have kept chickens (illegal L.A. chickens!), as well as cats, rabbits, mice, rats, a guinea pig; and we now have a dog. I volunteered for several years for our county shelter, walking dogs. For the last two and a half years I have been learning Maidu (one of three related dialects of the language of the indigenous peoples of this area) as part of Farrell Cunningham's classes. I do animal portraits nationwide, on commission. My own website is still waiting for me to set it up, and I have moved more intensively into my personal painting work: a mix of figurative (especially animals) with abstract expressionism, surreal elements, and dream imagery. My Painting a Day Blog (you may be looking at it; if not, see Links) is now up and running, as well as an Art Blog (you might, alternatively, be looking at this) with works-in-progress!!