I began to draw at an early age. My mother recognized my talent and always saw to it that I had material to experiment with. She encouraged me by providing private are lessons. All the years that I taught school I used by talents to teach the students about art even though I was not an art teacher. During college years and teaching years I had to put painting aside. Now that I have retired I finally have time to paint. Boy, am I enjoying it! I would like to share my paintings with people who would enjoy them.