Raised in Saudi Arabia, I am semi-retired from healthcare medical records and quality assurance positions. I have a BA in Psychology and an MS in Health Services Administration.
During my childhood, my family travelled to different countries on our vacations. My favorite place was Rome, Italy. I loved the cats everwhere. I was amazed at the beautiful artwork on the sidewalks, which were washed away in the next rain. The art in the museums impressed me from an early age. When I was a child, you could still touch the Vatican's 'Pieta', which I did.
I've always lliked to draw and paint, but have viewed it as luxury I could indulge in only after I retired. Over the years, I have managed to squeeze in art classes in the evening or summer during college. Currently, I am taking a financial hiatus from watercolor classes I started with the wonderful teacher and watercolorist, Diane Wallace of Morgan Hill, CA .(dianewallaceart.com). I am very grateful to one of her former students, Jeanie Watson, a FFA member, who told me about FAA.