Art: I've always been mesmerized by color. I couldn't wait to spend the weekend at my grandmother's house because she had the big pack of crayons. This pack contained the gold and silver colors. They were my favorite! I was also obsessed with the colors of the rainbow. As a young child, a rainbow appeared in almost all of my drawings. I began painting very young, spending hours experimenting with brush strokes and colors. I started painting landscapes using oil paint as a medium. Then as a teenager, I ventured into the abstract world, using various mediums such as acrylic paint, charcoal, chalk pastels and ink, to name a few. I then switched back to oil painting in my late 30's and still dabble with different mediums such as acrylic paint, resin, alcohol ink, etc. Being a self-taught painter, the best way I've learned is through experimentation. As the great Bob Ross taught us,"there are no mistakes, only happy accidents". I find that "mistakes" often lead to great accomplishments. As with music, when I'm in the creative flow, I find painting to be highly intuitive.