In the 1990's I started painting, taking lessons at Whispering Pines. I painted for some 9 years, then set it aside. Since retiring I got back into painting. I did a few oil paintings then took on acrylics. I thoroughly love painting and find it very rewarding and relaxing. I attended a few of the locations of the SNA art tour last summer. I visited the location for Sid Dillon, who is a friend of mine and has encouraged me to join the group.