I am a self- taught artist. As a child I won a contest and had my artwork displayed for the 4the grade Easter program ( I was in 3rd grade). I knew then I wanted to be an artist. I also took about ten classes with a mail program through Art Instructions School. I decided not to go to art school but that was okay, later I picked up a paint brush and started where I left off. I do paintings, cartoons, abstracts. My favorite is still cartoons but have grown to love dots. When I pick up the paintbrush and small the paint it makes my day so peaceful.