I'm 54 years old and have been creating and dabbling in mediums such as oils, watercolors, pencils and pastels since I was 8 years old. My favorite medium are pastels. My philosophy is that art is life and art is vital! I have a zeal for both love of art and love of life, and, therefore that zeal comes through on my art pieces in the form of bright colors and bold contrasts. I have not been professionally trained-- my art comes from my heart and own personal introspection.