No matter how long we paint, we're always students! I've been painting for 25 years now, mostly in CO and am excited to return to the Valley to paint images of my old/new home. Most of what I have done has been in oils, then some pastels, acrylics, and am just returning to watercolors. I also am learning basic photography for better landscape photo reference, and take lessons to carve and paint gourds cuz it's fun and something new. Then there is needlepoint and cross stitch, gardening and drinking wine. Would you believe I still work full time, too? Originating mortgage loans...using the other side of my brain and creative in it's own right. Life is as full and as fun as you MAKE it!