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I have always drawn and doodled, and never had art in school. Finally in the late 80's I started painting as a hobby, first with oil, then pencil/pastels, and then in 1990, watercolor. In 2010 I started doing torn paper collages, and this year, duo oils. I never had art in school, so I have learned from books, workshops, artist friends, and lots of hours in my art room.
I feel very blessed by God that He allows me to create. He gives me the passion and desire as well as the ideas of what to paint. I believe it all comes from Him. I have also been blessed by my family and friends who constantly encourage me, and allow me the craziness that comes with being an artist!
My main thought about it all is...its just paint and paper, not a matter of life or death, so just enjoy the process and have fun!