My love of art was established early on. I come from a family who has a history of artistic painting and crafting. I dabbled in painting over the years not really getting serious about it until a few years ago when I decided to take a paint class and fell in love with it. I never had any formal training so it was a challenge to get the paint on the canvas to look like the image I was copying. I especially love painting wildlife which was a learning process because of all the fur and feathers. Whatever I do now in either acrylic or oil I find that I just love to paint.