I'm an artist (portrait, figure, wildlife, and fantasy painter, jewelry and clothing designer, poet, and student of the Renaissance with a fascination for history. I'm also a fan of classic film, and paint portraits of my favorite performers. I also collect recordings of movie music. I absolutely love Steampunk art, and am currently doing intensive study in how this movement manifests itself in many genres, though I well know I'm a bit too old, at 57, to behave this way. I have seven cats and one unreasonably handsome and wonderful son, who calls me a "ProtoGoth" and, now, "ProtoSteamGoth". Will be putting together my own home page soon. Photo later, if I can find one not too scary.