Making art is something that many of us are compelled to do. For some it is dancing, for others acting, writing a book, playing music, singing or painting. It makes us happy. It fills our hearts with joy. Most of us have had a love for arts since we were small. ◊◊◊ When I was a child, my mother would bring home my very favorite indulgence…a fresh pad of white paper. This was not ordinary paper. It was one that forever hold my ideas and drawings and words. I loved the feel of it. I knew what it could become. Adding the special aroma of freshly sharpened pencils, it became my most sought after plaything. ◊◊◊ Many of my paintings on this website began with a sketch on white paper. The magic has stayed with me. Accomplished fine art painter.