I think the thing that I like best about the artist
community is that we are always searching for
beauty in our day to day lives. Continually on
the hunt for the miracle in the mundane, we are
the ones who drive a second time around the
block just to glimpse again the way the sun slants through the trees or
how a crocus pokes through the snow.
My fascination with all things art began with my first box of crayons and
led to a successful fifteen year career in advertising. Finding that this
job did not mix well with a new family, I sold my company and set about
the business of raising children. As a diversion, I took some watercolor
classes from a local artist. It was at the first class that I realized two things-
that I was in love with the beautiful veils of color that was watercolor, and
that this teacher had my dream job!
From that point on I began a serious course of self study, including
reading books, attending workshops and classes and practice until , after
a few years, I was finally skilled enough to teach classes myself. That was
fifteen years ago, and I have never regretted my second career choice.