A self-taught artist inspired by the wet on wet oil painting styles of Bob Ross and Bill Alexander. Always interested in creating artwork and woodwork projects through elementary and high school. After taking every art class offered during the middle school and high school years, the pursuit of higher learning and a career became of most importance. The commonly expected path of finish school, get a higher education degree, and transition into a career put a stop to the formation of any artwork for over 20 years. Then, out of the blue, children began watching The Joy of Painting after hearing that “Dad used to paint”. What began as picking up a brush after 20 years just to show the basics turned into the realization that I did enjoy creating things. Sharing my very first oil painting on social media accounts led to that very first piece being sold. Never intending to sell anything, the questions kept coming. Also realizing that the chosen career path left no room for creativity, more painting sessions began to occur. As more paintings were created, the realization that my fingers and arms are slowly becoming arthritic began to weigh heavily. There will come a time when hands are unable to paint and eyes are unable to see things to paint. With that, we create what we can, while we can, and share with others. Joy of Painting truly comes when you can tolerate your work, and then get a compliment or a sale .