Being an artist is one of the greatest privileges in life. I am a mother and grandmother so nothing compares to that experience. But painting is very fulfilling. Oil is my favorite medium. My older brother gave me an oil paint kit for Christmas when I was sixteen. I had had a lot of success with water color in school, but oil was so natural for me, doors opened in creativity and ability. I find it very helpful to continue to study going to workshops, classes and being with teachers that are different than I am as well as learning from good and great artists. This journey is wide open as long as I have my eyes and hands. I look forward to the where I am going.