I am a retired housepainter and amateur artist who likes the quiet time and sense of freedom I find in drawing and painting, without being too concerned about the art. I do watercolors (mostly when I’m with my grandkids), and acrylics for something quick, but oil painting is a challenge. It requires a higher level of problem-solving, mentally and artistically, but maybe that is part of the enjoyment of creating things.
I was encouraged by my family to publish a collection of short stories about growing up in northern New Jersey when it was still a rural area. I included memories from later years, but they all seem to relate back to my childhood, in 30 Stories and A Little Adventure, available on Amazon.