Having come to art later in life, I have found that my painting has given me an outlet for the creative passion I had earlier left behind and craved while in the business world. Watercolor in particular, has provided me the avenue of free expression that had been cut short when multiple hand surgeries put an untimely end to my piano technique. Now I am able to happily create with color and flow as I listen to my favorite Chopin sonatinas.
Just as importantly, my art has given me the opportunity to meet and work with other artists, many of whom I now consider close friends. Serving on the board of AWA has also allowed me to put to use many of the business skills I’d learned during my former career. And since I am inherently competitive in nature, the many art competitions and exhibitions have offered challenges and often, great satisfaction to me.
My hope is to continue to learn and perfect my abilities as I am exposed to different instructors, techniques and methods, as I explore the unlimited avenues the world of art has to offer.