My birth name is Charles but everyone calls me "Bert". I have been retired since 1993 after 34 years with PG&E where I started as a laborer and retired as a gas and electric operations manager 34 years later.
I have always been interested in art, even since back in school when I mostly did pencil drawings. I started drawing birds and it has evolved from there. I have been working with color for the last couple years. I seem to have a knack at drawing animals (which I love) but am interested in becoming more skilled in painting landscape.
I am 81 years old and live on the Westside of Santa Cruz with my wife Patricia and work out of my tiny art studio in my backyard with little glimpses of the Pacific Ocean and the occasional deer passing through on some days.