Before a car accident at age 20, I considered myself creative, but I had no idea I could be an artist.  Law school was overloading one side of my brain, so I started painting the sunflowers in my garden as a break from studying.  I had tried painting a little during my rehabilitation after the accident, but it was just stenciling.  I truly believe it was law school that pushed me to paint.  Now, I'm a  member of the International Mouth and Foot Painters' Association and Austin's Waterloo Watercolor Group.  I've exhibited paintings and drawings in local, national, and international shows.

People ask me if it's hard to draw and paint the way I do, and all I can say is,"I have no idea, I've never done it any other way!"  Painting and drawing have opened up a whole new world to me.  It has been completely freeing.

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