My art "career" officially began in the fall of 2010 when I enrolled in a watercolor class taught by Kate Fitzsimons sponsored by San Diego Continuing Education classes mostly for seniors 55+. Then in the spring of 2011, I enrolled in the Portraiture Class and in the fall of 2011 in the Landscape and Still Life class--both classes taught by Perrietta Hester who retired this year. I always liked art through the school years and Perrietta inspired me to a higher level to continue with other instructors. I became a member of the San Diego Portrait Society. I had the opportunity with other students to participate in a show "Figuratively Speaking" at the La Jolla Art Gallery in 2011. I am a member of the Clairemont Art Guild. Since Perrietta retired this year, I have four new instructors whom I find very challenging.