I have always loved art, and became an artist as a type of therapy during the war, to focus on the beauty around us. I took private classes and 2 years of college classes. I was able to continue my painting while working and raising a family, but now I can devote more time to developing my skills and doing the artwork that I love. My interests in subject matter have changed over the years. I paint landscapes from my travels, and still life from articles that I own, but recently, I have delved into the art of portrait and figure painting. I mainly use oil paints on canvas.