I have been doing art for a very long time. It has always been my refuge and has brought me a great deal of peace. I am a retired teacher looking to fulfill my dreams by experimenting and trying new and different forms of artistic expression. I have had a "little" formal training in art. I attended classes at the Art Academy in Cincinnati and the U. of Cincinnati Art Architecture & Design many years ago. I did some commercial art when I was in my 20s. I still see myself more as a self-taught artist rather than a professionally trained artist. All in All, it really doesn't matter, it is the creative process and the finished product that brings me the greatest joy. I hope you enjoy my artwork too.