When it came time to head off to college, I chose to major in chemical engineering. Yes, I know that may seem strange now, but ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you I am very analytical. Although, they might not phrase it so nicely. :)
Once I was settled in my career, I decided to take up a hobby. I remembered my attraction to Dad's art cabinet and decided to sign up for a drawing class at the local community college. I didn't know if I would enjoy drawing or have any skill at it, but it was something I wanted to try. And I was pleasantly surprised.
After the community college class, I took several more classes at the local art school before taking a break to enjoy the birth of my daughters. My dad brought me back to art a couple of years later by convincing me to take a watercolor workshop with him. That was over 6 years ago and now I am completely hooked. Since the first workshop, I have taken several more, studied with local artists and participated in a fabulous online artist community.
So that's my art history. If anyone living near the Lehigh Valley is interested in seeing some of my work in person, I currently have two paintings in a group show at the Family YMCA of Easton. The YMCA is located at 1225 W. Lafayette Street in Easton, PA. The show runs through February 16th. My painting "Autumn Sunset" is in the show and is pictured below.
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