My philosophy about art is to add humor, or something unexpected, to what I do. I am not after “pretty” per se; I do not do vases of flowers or landscapes, for example.
I did not study art in high school or college. As a lark, age about fifty or so, a friend and I decided to take a watercolor class. We both loved the medium and encouraged each other to continue on our own. Some years later I learned about collage and mixed media. Lately, a friend has gifted me pastel sets, which I also love, so often I combine mediums. So much fun!