I have always loved painting and dreamed of becoming an artist one day. However, reality check forced me to pursue my second love, academic research and teaching. I became a college professor. After successfully teaching for 20 years, life took an unexpected turn due to a sudden health problem. It was then that I took up painting again as my escape and therapy. My love for painting was reignited. Through art classes, workshops, reading, and most importantly, painting, I am finally fulfilling my childhood dream. I am attracted to the natural beauty around us, particularly seascapes and landscapes.