I recently retired from a 32 year career in the education field. I painted when I was in school before I started my family and my career. I have recently picked up a paintbrush again and I have found a forgotten pleasure in painting and creating. I live near a beautiful lake in Alabama and I frequent the lovely beaches of Florida; therefore, much of my inspiration comes from the breathtaking scenes of nature. Since I am just evolving anew as an artist; I tend to experiment with different techniques and materials. I love working with water colors, acrylic and heavy gesso. I enjoy the works of other artists. They inspire me to learn and get better at my craft. Painting for me is the perfect outlet for my emotions and keeps my creative side alive!