I have been exploring art from an early age but only in the past few years have I been drawn to the watercolor challenge. So much magic can happen with this medium. Expanding my repertoire of painting techniques is my current focus. It is a rare day when I do not pick up a paint brush! My grandfather was a wildlife artist and probably gave me my first paints. Instruction began for me at the Art Institute of Chicago but then life took over and although I kept an art hand in through the years it was only after retirement that I began to pick up my brushes again, with the emphasis on COLOR! Nature is always an inspiration.