I had pretty decent traditional training when I was younger (as part of a hand-picked group of students in grades 7-12) in drawing, painting, sculpting - you name it. Art, however, always managed to take a back seat to everything else in my life - that is, until recently when I found myself alone after my youngest son moved out.
As as Artist
I've been drawing and painting since the early '70s but only pursued it as a hobby until recently. I do mostly stylized florals, whimsical scenes, and some fractal generation and manipulations. I dabble with anime and realistic portraits.