My interest in art began early in life. I took oil painting lessons at the age of 14 and 15. High School and college did not leave much time for oil painting. As an elementary school teacher, I used art and drawing skills every day. After retirement, I decided to go back to oil painting as a hobby. I have attended several workshops and am attending a class with an excellent teacher on Mondays. I enjoy taking pictures of this beautiful area of Texas and then attempting to create it on canvas.