I began painting 16 years ago, after becoming disabled from my Critical Care Nursing career. It was my desperate answer to a severe back injury and the chronic pain that accompanied it. I've never been able to tolerate narcotics, so I needed something to help me re-focus and center. My sister Shar sent me a box of student grade art supplies and I dove in with a passion, studying 12 hours or more a day, painting daily. I always credit Art with having saved my life.
All these years later, it's pretty much the same. I've taught myself entirely, am a passionate, devoted ( some say obsessed :) student of Art History &art technique, am constantly experimenting, trying new styles/schools of Art, new methods, even new mediums.
I'm nowhere near done with me...