Having tiptoed around artistic pursuits all my life, I finally had the time necessary to study art in retirement. As my precious grandchildren were born, I knew I wanted to capture their likeness at this wonderful time in their lives. They were definitely my inspiration. I have taken classes at Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and St. John’s College focusing on portraiture. I have recently shifted from oil to watercolor portraits which in most cases I prefer. I like the spontaneous nature of watercolor.