I am a self-taught artist and learned how to draw cartoon characters in the 40's. I served in the military; attended college on the GI bill; retired from the Fed. Govt in Wash DC. Moved to Columbia, SC (my hometown) where the living is easy, people are friendly, and it seldom snows. I paint everything under the sun, including the sun. I also buy and resell paintings. I have two other online stores where I sell paintings, crafts, books, and DVDs. Most of all, I enjoy painting.