I began painting in my first group art lessons at Newburyport Art Association in 2016. My first group of 6 lessons was in acrylic painting. Several months later, I followed up with a six week drawing class. I am an enthusiastic beginner and believe that it’s never too late to learn something new and discover a new part of you. I hope you enjoy the photos of my early paintings and drawings. Several were used as illustrations in local anthologies that include my poetry. My journey into drawing and painting has helped my poetry and creative writing.