I have always enjoyed art in one form or another. Growing up, I admired my grandmother crocheting blankets for the grandchildren in vivid colors. In the past 6 years, I have concentrated more on painting rather than other forms of art. I like the the quickness of acrylic paints and all the color creations. A self-taught artist, experimenting with different materials and surfaces makes me appreciate texture in my paintings. Painting outside in the spring and summer is a favorite activity of mine. Often my fellow painters and I go to the beach for some relaxing painting.