I have painted and drawn in graphite (pencil) now for about 50 years! You’d think by now I’d be where I want to be but that’s not so. I’m still happily struggling to make paintings that capture people’s likenesses and some of their soul. I happily struggle to depict buildings that interest me as well. Somewhere between my desire to capture what I see I get sidetracked and I detour into art! I never quite capture the realism, never quite get exactly what I want but sometimes, just sometimes, good paintings result. I work on a small sunporch in the front of my home. I sit right by the window as the light streams in from 10 AM to 4 PM two or three days a week. I love the challenge of my work and I feel fulfilled after a good day of painting. I hope you will come by for a visit and to see my efforts. I am a featured artist with Open Studios Botetourt. www.openstudiosbotetourt.com My work is showcased at the Gallery by the James in Buchanan. Gallery by the James is an artist owned cooperative gallery featuring pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, collage, textiles, pottery, glass, jewelry, and fine crafts, all created by local and regional artists. www.gallerybythejames.net I hope you enjoy my work!