I became interested in learning to paint later in life. Before retirement, I was a computer programmer by profession. I was not interested in learning any art form even though my late sister was an accomplished amateur watercolor artist. I admire her work, but never thought that I would be able to paint anything presentable.
In 2007, I accompanied my daughter to a 6 week watercolor workshop for beginner offered by Pullman Park and Rec. I was frustrated and a lot of time I found myself sitting there. I did not have any idea what to paint because I did not know how to draw. The teacher was very kind and encouraged me to take a pencil drawing workshop before going back to watercolor painting. I did and the rest was history. I became interested in watercolor painting and had taken workshop from PWS and several visiting artists in the local area. At present I mostly am self-learning from online courses and YouTube videos as well as learning from other artists at the PWS meetings.
Besides watercolor and pencil drawing, I also dabbled into acrylic pour painting and 3D decoupage (paper tole).