As a child I loved all things art related especially "playing in paint." After a 34-year career in financial institution marketing and client experience, I have returned to my passion now enjoying oil, watercolor and pastels. I love my time in front of an easel for several reasons. First, it allows me to return to my childhood joy of "playing in paint." Second, it feeds my creative soul and my insatiable appetite for learning and third, it is an immersive opportunity allowing me to put everything else aside in this busy world. I continuously look for learning opportunities through local galleries, colleges, and traveling abroad where I have studied in France and Italy. My goal is to create beautiful works that will bring joy to the receiver.