I am a retired toolmaker .In the third grade my family moved from a small town to Dayton, Ohio and the teacher noticed I was deficient in reading and she took me under special attention after failing the 3rd grade. She tutored me for 2 years and developed my reading to a 8th grade scale. All the while she noticed that I was sketching on the back of my homework any photo that was in a text book in pencil. She called my parents in and convinced them to send me to the Dayton Art Institute for classes. The Teacher Mrs. Lembright , I will always be greatful and classify her as one of the 5 people you meet in heaven that affected my life in a positive way. Later in life ,I enrolled in a Tool and Diemaking program. When I retired I went back painting full time. I paint in watercolor, Oil,Acrylic, and do abstract , landscapes, as well as impressionism. I recently decided to share my art. I have several paintings sold around the country that were commissioned by word of mouth, by friends giving my email address. I still do them and can paint from photos. My email is email@example.com . Gene, CHRISTMAS Special prices.