Artistic expression and the "creative urge" have sought an outlet throughout my lifetime. At some point I began wondering if painting would fit in; I picked up a brush and haven't been able to set it down since. While I've been fortunate to sell some of my pieces, it is not the primary reason I paint. When I paint, time stops and when others appreciate my work and make it a part of their lives it's truly gratifying. I also like the idea of leaving something behind after I'm gone.