I was born in Raleigh county west Virginia the elderest of three. . And have been an artist a!! My life! Guess u could say...art is what I was born to do! It all started with an easel in headstart! And I didn't stop asking my teacher til she let me paint on that beautiful three legged new friend! There were huge sheets of white paper hanging down the front. And four colorful paints in yellow.. Red.. Blue..and green.and I dipped my brush in each color,though blending and mixing were not words in my volcabluary at the time...I immediately painted a rainbow mixing and blending my colors! And very quickly throughout my life was known for my art in school ...amount friends and family from that moment on!