I moved to Havre de Grace from Florida in 1973. My son Merrill Jr. and his wife Katie have two children. Merrill, Katie and my grandchildren are the loves of my life.
I have always been interested in sketching and art. In high school I took all the art classes I could. I wanted to be a commercial artist. But as things would happen I got married and moved to Maryland. The years passed by and I never pursued art. Then, I was given a gift of acrylic paints and art lessons from my boyfriend and biggest fan Joe Squires. That was a year and a half ago. Now I'm enjoying something I've always wanted to do but didn't know I could.
I'm in the process of learning sketching with charcoal and using pastels. My next challenge is to learn oil painting. I have a wonderful friend and instructor Eleanor Mulholland. She is a fantastic artist and my inspiration.