Skip is a retired house painter. He and his wife have a home in the Adirondacks with an art studio in the garage where he enjoys doing oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, and drawings. The ADK scenery is stunningly beautiful, and lends itself particularly well to watercolors, but Skip also enjoys doing portraits of pets and children, and drawing a variety of subjects. He has also written a memoir of his childhood years in northern New Jersey, when being outdoors was almost like being in the Adirondacks. In 30 Stories and A Little Adventure, he weaves a number of short stories about his childhood into a pattern of memories that stretch into the later years, and define the innocence of a generation growing up in earlier times.