54 year-old man, struggling with health problems that shut down my career as a politician and community activist. It opened, however, a new form of expression, one that never struck me as something I was capable of doing. I still lack confidence but, with the help of many of you, it's growing. I'm learning more, asking questions. I'm wonderfully married for 34 years and have two adult children, one of whom is an artist-oil on wood: abstract and human form; charcoal on paper-mostly human form. Some photography but not a real interest. She's brilliant. I love nature, sunsets, sunrises and moonrises; birds, particularly those found in northern WI; cats, dogs as domestic animals. I really get in abstract art, mostly photography and oils. I'm a person who wants criticism so I may grow and learn more.
Thank you for welcoming me into this community. It has strengthened my resolve.