Painting has been a lifelong passion for me. Whether it’s for pleasure, work, or therapy, I always strive to make it part of my daily life. I started painting when I was young, like most everyone else, but it really took off in high school. I found that during my free periods and study hall I would make my way to the art room to hang out and my style of choice always came back to abstract expressionism. The freedom of mark making and colors was such freedom for me. The time spent in the art room creating abstract expressionist work was a time for me to be by myself, creating who knows what! All I know is the feeling it left with me; the feeling of peace and joy and that is something I have carried that with me my whole life. I would love to share the joy it brings me with anyone who is willing to try it!