I'm a self taught artist and have been painting since 2000. I'm a decorative artist painting on furniture,fabric and other surfaces and create in an Eco-friendly sustainable manner. As a teenager I suffered several head traumas as a result of fainting due to a pesky heart problem which shuts my heart valve down temporarily. (tachycardia) I was also put into a comma by mistake at the age of 17, a tech had given me someone's else medication for a medical test, they didn't read my last name correctly. These incidents and other life situation caused a lot of head and emotional trauma later in life. ART was my saving grace and great healer, I also have dyslexia and that throws me some challenges as well. I use art to communicate what I'm feeling, to express my love for others and to make someone else happy if I can through it.
I don't know where I would be without art and don't really want to find out and so I continue to paint, explore different techniques. Its a journey of discovery, growing and evolving as an artist, healing and joy for me.
The take away from this is: Find something that you love that will make you happy and that will give you healing during difficult times in your life that and with God's word you can't go wrong.