When I first began to paint, it was because it was a joy to mix colors and put them down with a brush on canvas. It has taken on a life of its own. One of the first big shows that I had in a hospital was at University Hospital’s Main Campus where the paintings are displayed along the walls of a long wide hallway. There are hundreds of people who go through there every day. Some are clearly on a mission and walk with their heads down. Others stop and really look at the art. Others comment and smile. The one comment that I hear more than anything is, “Oh…the color!” I have since learned that this is the reason that I paint. That makes me smile.