I've been painting (mostly portraits) since I was six years old, as a serious study. I always looked forward to art in school, and often got in trouble for drawing portraits of classmates and teachers when I should have been studying. Trouble wasn't horrible, but more of a reprimand for inappropriate study subject! I'm constantly studying ways to employ classic techniques into crossover studies. I'm terribly enamoured of the Flemish Method used centuries ago, but have been translating it - a method normally used in oils - to watercolours and acrylics. I'm happily married to a therapist/personal trainer named Don (yep, he's well adjusted), with two rotten fur kids, Keith and Mercedes. Fortunately, Don is very supportive and encourages me to paint and draw all day long, if that's what I want to do. It's a beautiful, ideal life! I have a Keith Urban Series planned, a parody series, a fantasy art series, and who knows what all else? Time will tell.