I was born in Prague (Czech Republic) and emigrated to USA in 1968. Professionally I worked as an architect and urban planner in Seattle area.
After retiring on Whidbey Island, painting found me and I found painting:) The exciting creativity of the art world on Whidbey Island inspired me to experiment with watercolors and other media. I begin with some idea for a picture, struggle with the design, transform it until it starts speaking for itself. Everything I see, or even just hear or smell gives me ideas. It's a challenge and a constant search to visualize my ideas - I love it!