I am a 75-year-old disabled Veteran. As a teenager, I loved pencil drawing famous Native Americans. After that I did a lot pencil drawings of Roses. I had no desire to paint until about 10 months ago. Learned a lot from the internet. One of the teachers there told me if I really want to, I can . I believe that. I really want to. I only paint landscapes, beach and ocean scapes and florals. My goal is to paint the beauty of nature, and there by honoring the Creator of nature. My painting called Space Alien DNA started out as a floral. I love the satisfaction when I finish a painting I like. I have done very few of those yet. I have a lot of room for improvement. I am calling myself a "Pretend Artist" until I can improve enough to call myself an Artist.