Art Background During my early college years, I took some art classes and workshops. I found oil painting to be the most rewarding medium for me to use. I still have a few paintings hanging on my walls from those early days. Earning a good living was paramount so the artist's life was not to be at that time. I was not able to continue painting at all until much later. Interruption I was constrained by family obligations, on-going education and a demanding and time-consuming profession. Add to the mix the insane distances we Southern Californians drive to and from work. The days are robbed of a lot of leisure time given those circumstances. Some of my jobs consumed up to three hours or more a day just driving to work and returning home. There were good reasons or I thought they were for driving so far, but the reasons are not important to this discussion. If you find yourself in a similar situation, don't be discouraged you can create the art later. It is never too late to begin the journey of learning about and creating fine art.
Return I enjoyed my career in healthcare and I loved the opportunity to pursue graduate education. I worked full time and finished my degrees. I have retired from hospitals but presently do healthcare consulting. I have renewed my earlier passion for art. Education is a life-long journey. I attend workshops, presentations by other artists, and visit museums to learn more about the art of other artists. I participate in art shows and competitions. As a result of all of these adventures, I experiment and learn new techniques to use in my pictures. I can't say I have settled on only one particular style or medium. I keep trying new approaches and maybe some day I will settle on a style of my own, but for right now I will continue to experiment.