I’ve been an artist for as much of my life that I can remember. I sold my first drawings at recess in elementary school for $1 a piece. While I took art in high school I learned the most from a Mrs. Rothery, one of my customers from my paper route. She allowed me to watch her paint and she also gave me feedback on my first attempts at “wet on wet” oil painting. My parents kept some of those first pieces and gave them to me when I finally settled down in Victoria, B.C. I stopped painting when I went to University, picked it up again for about 6 months in 1993, stopping again when my daughter was born, then my son, then work and finally picked up the brush again in 2011. Although I didn’t paint all those years I expressed my artistic creativity through my work as a business owner and management consultant. I’m still musing on all that and will write more under other posts. But for now I’ll say this: Art is work and for me it takes a get deal of focus and energy. I need a place to set up stuff and leave it. I need to await the right time and state of mind. All seems to be in place now. Kids are young adults, I have a home office that easily converts into a studio, I am committing time and I have a bank of images that I want to express….so here I go, an artist at work doing works of art.