My first experience in the art world was in high school, with a teacher who coached me in my love of art, along with my Mother, who worked with oil on canvas as a hobby. After graduating from high school, I got married and had 3 children. I got some time to work with oils on canvas and loved it, but was working and busy with raising my children, which took up much of my time. I was in my 20's when I met Lawrence Russo, who was a very well known artist internationally, both for his sculptures and oils of canvas. He won numerous awards, plus gold and silver medals in NYC in the international, annual art competitions there. He liked my art work and said he would take me under his wing and teach me. It was my honor to be his student for 2 years, alongside of the one and only other student he mentored. During this time, he worked with me on my own paintings and I worked with him on a large mural in Scranton, PA. A few years later, I completed 3 scenes for a ballet show in Binghamton, NY, for the Robertson Ballet Co. and the New York City Ballet Co. I also displayed some of my paintings in the Robertson Art Gallery, Binghamton, NY. I also sold some of those paintings. Later, I took drawing lessons at College Misericordia, Dallas, PA. I also displayed my art in various shows in Northeast, PA. I created requested, commissioned paintings for customers at different times. In the early1980's I worked with an artist friend to create a large mural of Noah’s Ark with numerous animals in a local Church in Trucksville, PA. During this time, quite a few of my paintings were stolen and I never saw them again. I literally stopped painting for a few years. After many years of owning and running my own Real Estate company, and being a Mom, I had semi-retired. Then a few years ago I had taken art courses at Kings Point, Delray Beach, FL, and I am back in my beloved creative art element. I believe gifts are meant to be shared. I am pleased to share my gifts with all who Iove art.