Everyone always asks, when did you start painting? Ever since I can remember was my standard reply, but I know now that it is that moment you apply your tool to the blank canvas. Every time is new. You realize the beauty in life everyday.
Being raised in Chicago as an only child. I would accompany my parents to their social outings, usually for them to play cards. Being bored and having no one to play with I would nestle myself in a corner of a room in the house. There I would draw whatever caught my eye. Time would fly and we would soon be on our way home.
My first "exhibition" was first or second grade. It was a painting of a frightened girl in a movie theatre with her hand over her mouth. (Must have seen to many scarey movies that year.) The art instructor announced that it was good enough to be hung in the MAIN (not the side) hallway of the school. I was hooked! People actually enjoyed my work. It brought a smile to their faces.That is the best payment.
Over the years I painted on all different types of canvas. That included myself. Hey! It was the 70's Flower Power. Paintings were always done for family or friends and given away as gifts.
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