Yes, it may be common….but it is TRUE! Since I was 7 years old, I knew that I wanted to be an artist. Truly, how many people say that as a child, and live out their dream as an adult? I would find anything I could to create something out of nothing and that still continues today. I am a self-taught artist, and as my career has grown so has my art. I started out painting in watercolors, where my subject matter was landscapes and European street scenes. And yes, it made me CRAZY! I finally picked up a palette knife, a few textural elements and my life changed.