I am a 79 year old self-taught artist and have been painting for several years. I go by both my given name which is Virginia and my nickname which is Jinni. My favorite art style is Chinese Brush Painting using mostly hand ground inks on watercolor paper and rice paper because I love the free flowing style of this method. It has been an exciting change for me because it helps me “loosen up” and express my own vision of the subject matter rather than going for sheer realism. Sometimes I use watercolor or acrylic paint because it allows me to vary the depth of colors available.