I would say that I have always been an artist. As a young child I loved artwork, especially the very realistic works. As an adult I obsess over what to do next. It is such an exciting journey! I have SO many great images in my head! If only there were a few hundred hours in the day to complete them all.
I typically work in acrylic paint on canvas. I do many, many thin layers of paint to achieve the desired look. On average my paintings take 20 to 60 hours to complete, but it is enjoyable "work" and I often lose track of the time.
I think that great artwork is one which inspires emotion. I love to see people's reactions to my work! I am so happy to be able to share my passion with those around me, and am grateful to all the wonderful artist past and present that shape my world.