I am 68 years old and will have been married for 51 years next month. I read voraciously and write poetry and short stories, so I suppose I have always been involved with the arts. However, as with many others, I began painting when the pandemic forced me into isolation. I had never picked up a brush before. Since then, I have been in several shows, accepted for exhibitions, and started an Etsy shop featuring my work. Surprisingly, I have sold quite a number of paintings. It has been a lovely journey.