New Orleans living and music are often a theme in my paintings as I lived in the French Quarter for twelve years. Surrounded by artists, I decided to purchase only original art and support the artist. My husband and I love music so I've added musicians to my wonky houses. I began painting after this experience of being exposed to the world of art in New Orleans. I fell in love with all the paint colors to create my own view of the world. Working in oils is really fun because I can mix colors while on the brush creating more red in one area and more yellow or blue in another with one brush stroke. Painting has become a passion for me and I am completely unaware of the passage of time when I'm painting. There's never been anything in my life that has done that for me. I believe there is an artist in all of us. I am living proof of that since I starting painting at the age of 56 and have never stopped. I picked up a paint brush in 2007 and I've never put it down. What a lovely way to grow old.