I came to art and watercolor late in my career: For over 40 years I was a biological scientist. Presently I am a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor emeritus. My early formal training in biology involved the traditional approach of careful observation and the detailed drawing of whole specimens and structures seen through the microscope. University level drawing courses, figure drawing, and watercolor painting workshops constitute my formal art training extending over the last several years. It was through two University of Nebraska-Lincoln drawing courses, however, that I discovered in a very tangible way, that visual arts, as in drawing and painting, are like science: a way of asking and answering questions. But unlike science, painting and drawing probe questions of expression, aesthetics, and meaning. Through drawing and watercolor I am discovering my own expressive and aesthetic dimensions. As my technical and expressive skills grow, my aesthetic frontiers expand, much to my delight and satisfaction. Among my current subjects are the old barns, cribs, and granaries of the surrounding counties. Some of these I portray in an isolated fashion, devoid of surrounding farm paraphernalia. I thus refer to these as "minimal works", not in the sense of "minimal art" or "ABC Art" as emerged in the 1960's, but that they contain minimal detail. The idea is to emphasize the loneliness and slow demise of these now abandoned, venerable structures. Perhaps these are, in a way, watercolor essays on aging and obsolescence. Some of my works have received recognition in local and regional competitions. Presently I find my technique and subject matter evolving. In particular I am exploring the plein air approach to landscape painting in addition to expanding my painting subjects to include architecture, cityscapes, and portraits.