I have always been interested in art since I was a child. I started oil painting in my early 20's and stopped for about 10 years. I started up again in my 30's and have been painting ever since. I have taken a class with my fellow artists for around 20 years with our fine teacher Michael Brennan. It is because of Michael I have been able to improve over the years. Learning never ends. I call myself a "learned" artist. One who has learned. My belief is that there are two types of artists. - those who learn and those who are natural-born artist who have a skill that goes beyond what others can learn.