I have been painting for many years now. I donated most of my paintings and I will continue to donate many of them for many years to come. I started painting when friends asked me to go to an event involving wine and painting. I really just went to have some wine but it turns out that I liked it a great deal more than I expected to. The painting that started my passion was a ship beached with a background of a rather ominous looking sky. Thanks to my friends to helping me find a great new passion.