Susan Hall I do not like to tell my story, I am just Susan with a smile and a good hardy laugh. Sometimes I think I should market my laugh and give up on my art, but my right hand just won't let me. As a child I enjoyed sketching and doodling in timeout. I spent many of my younger years grounded and for good reason. The girls played with the girls and I played with the boys, and I was having way more fun as I explored the Midwest. I ventured into Art school as a very green student with only a single painting under my belt, but somehow they let me in. However I thought I could paint with little instruction and no money and that is just what I did. I fumbled into advertising and did my part for the economy luring you to buy stuff. After years in the marketing industry I ran an inn for a while and would escape my duties to take drawing classes at the community center. The artist in my soul came alive once again. I figured I had nothing to lose and I should pursue my dream. The path was paved in gold only it was painted gold. It was difficult to even dream of painting a picture. After I placed my working badge in the bottom drawer I began the hard work. Studying with master artists at workshops was daunting to my humble beginnings but I pressed on. I believe we all take a journey of stardom and success in what we love. I have many failed paintings and still produce them from time to time, but with each one I have learned. I am an optimist for I know I will express my inner glow on canvas. My reward is always trying to do what I can and sooner or later I will master it. You can contact me at... susanelwarthall@me.com Copyright 2018 NW Oil Painters Guild