I did not know that I had any real talent till a friend's mom who taught Art Classes noticed my interest in art. She asked if I would like to paint something and we set up a day that I would come to her studio and try my luck. Both of us were Surprised by the painting and how well it came out. Never really thought much of it. A week later when I went back she said, 'not everyone can do this as well as you did'. I then enrolled at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and have never been happier. To this day I am still amazed that I am able to draw the things I do. Never reaching any real success I have never quit and after 25 years it is starting to find its way and bloom. Thank you to all those who have been so encouraging.