I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember. I've never had formal art lessons, had one drawing class at UConn. One of my sisters went to Rhode Island School of Design and I emulated her. I have learned from watching other artists and by joining several art associations. I love experimenting with different kinds of media. I love pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastels, acrylics and have been using oils for a few years. I also have done needlework, specifically cross stitch. Artistry runs in my family, I get inspiration from them. My sisters are all talented and I am especially proud of my son. He did undergraduate fine arts at BU, he got his Masters Degree at Mass Art and is now teaching at both schools. He has inspired me and has taught me as well.