I was born in a small village north of Albuquerque NM called Alameda (roughly translated as tree lined avenue). This little village which was 9 miles from the city is now engulfed by the city. I am 74 years old, and started drawing when I was 8 years old and have loved art ever since. I love to work in all mediums although, I feel that graphite or charcoal drawing is my strength. I have never had any art lessons except in high school. Being from the southwest all of my life, it is in my blood. Thank you for visiting my gallery. My wife Patricia loves photography and all of the photos are hers. She has been taking photos of all the places we have been, and has been using them in scrapbooks for our children. She was born in Spur Texas. Her passion for photography has developed over the 50 years that we have been married.