I am a retired historic architectural restoration specialist/conservationist, having spent my career restoring historic old buildings and homes. Stained glass has always been my main art interest as well as my home hobby for over 40 years. I have built scores of stained glass windows, as well as restored scores more over the years. I also specialized in lincrustra wallcovering restoration, ornamental woodcarving and architectural carving restoration, veneer work, statue restoration, mural restoration and inpainting, and ornamental plaster restoration and gold leafing as well as antique furniture restoration. I have also been a musician from childhood (I play 7 different instruments and have played in many rock and bluegrass bands over the years) and a collector and restoration luthier since the 70's and I have restored countless vintage wooden musical instruments over the years. My other hobby besides the stained glass and musical instrument work was collecting and restoring exotic sports and luxury high performance cars, a hobby which I had absolutely loved for over 27 years and still enjoy today, although I have downsized my automobile collection over the years as car values rose and age started catching up with me. I have been fortunate to have been able to make my passions and hobbies my life for so many years. My interest now that I am retired lies in building complex stained glass windows from photos I have taken of nature or found photos that I really like. I am striving to achieve the look of a fine painting, only done in glass instead of oils. I hope to do a four seasons set of windows in this style, of which my 'Autumn from the 2nd floor' panel was the first in the group, now followed by my latest summer 'moon flowers' window. Only two more seasons to go!