I have always been a painter since I was very young beginning with ….believe this if you will…..paint by numbers! I found it fascinating how these shapes and values of pigment came together to orchestrate something beautiful. My favorite uncle was an artist and he always encouraged me - telling me how much talent I had. I believed him . Then somehow along the path of maturity - I began to doubt myself as many adults do in their passions or interests. My husband, Tom, is my biggest encourager . Of course, when an artist is born (I believe we are all born to create! ) - one simply cannot stem the eventual flow of creativity. It has to find an outlet - and I praise God that I found mine!