Welcome! My name is Ruby Pope. I began to draw and color even before beginning school. My mother always saw to it that I had art supplies and encouraged me. I wanted to be an Art teacher, but my dad said " You can't make a living doing that" So I majored in Accounting in college. I did make a living doing accounting. My husband was a teacher so I got a master's degree in teaching and taught for 34 years. After retiring from teaching, I immediately connected with painting. I love watching the expressions on peoples' faces when they see my work. If they love it, I'm very happy. They always say "Did you know you could do that. I would love to share my work with you and hope it will please you as much as it does me.