I began painting about 22 years ago after the birth of my son. My passion for painting started in college; I don't exactly remember when, but someone noticed my work and commissioned me to paint something. Throughout my adult life, I would be commissioned to paint by friends or friends of friends, coworkers, and family. During this time, I was only half interested in projects as they seemed very controlled by what others wanted from me. One day, however, I splashed paint everywhere and suddenly my mood changed; painting became a pleasure and an entertainment on weekend evenings. I studied from texts and examined famous painters, their colors, shapes, and symbolic concepts such as Jackson Pollock and Vincent Van Gogh. I also took hundreds of pictures attempting to find the perfect picture to paint. For me, every painting could be a discovery about life, love and subconscious emotions. Using art as a way of dealing with problems in every day life, enriched my life and gave me a way to give to others as well. Most recently, I bought a box of canvas boards, brushes, paint, linseed oil and forgot much needed spatulas. Instead of looking at an object and painting it, I splatter paint and spatula it around, creating shapes until a painting emerges. I am as eager to find out what is going to happen on each and every canvas. Again, thank you for visiting my gallery! I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy painting. Some of my work is photos or digital photo enhancement. Although not a professional photographer, I like to show those pictures that become art as a result of playing on my computer.