I was excited about starting my first painting class in March 2002, a birthday present from my husband who knew I had been longing to paint for some time. As far back as I can remember, I have always had a creative flair and was constantly looking forward to new challenges. I began my new art venture with acrylic paints, and it didn't take long to fall in love with the medium and the techniques. Any frustration in learning the medium dissolved quickly when I discovered the technique of dry brushing. I realized that the layers of acrylic paint could be applied to create realistic textures and establish the sense of light. This was the medium for me.