.. The Christianity picture on my page was painted for our church when I was 17. The church was closed and a friend was able to capture the painting after many years and that was a special day when I went to pick it up.
.. Have travelled a large part of the world and beauty is everywhere. I read some time ago that art is the ability to see (unknown). I ask myself, 'Are you missing something', often I am. Seeing takes patience, time, and strong intention. There is beauty in all of humanity objects built, and nature. A friend a long time ago said to me 'Don't put a filter or preconceived interpretation in front of your eyes. Look without judgement based on your interpretation of reality.' I then evaluate the 'reality' to insure this filter is not in place.
.. I work hard to stay awake and to see and often my response is 'wow'. I have little formal training.