First of all I want to thank you all for your time and comments. I am sorry that I barely have time to answer to your comments, but I appreciate them greatly....if you like to email me I check my email daily!..... ....and for the bio Always curious and wanting to learn, I spent much of my childhood in a corner somewhere with a pencil and pad, listening to someone's story, portraying it in my mind, and then into my drawings. I did not receive any formal art training but developed my technique and style by studying, drawing and painting my own versions of my favorite artist's works and everything around me. Throughout the hardships and joys in my life, I have poured all of my pain, joy and passion into my paintings. My work is done mostly in acrylics and the images I create are intentionaly realistic as I strive to capture the true play of color, light and shadow. My paintings are influenced by my love for Ancient Egypt, mythology figures, the amazing beauty of the human body,the many expresions of the human face, and the light and dark sides of life. Of course my husband and my children whom I often use as my models. I have also been inspired by my dad's many talents and the incredible works of BORIS VALLEJO, Julie Bell and Luis Royo.