Ever since my father passed away in January, I have been re-evaluating what I want to do with the rest of my life. I was his caretaker for four and a half years while I slowly but surely stopped practicing Psychology and began to spend more and more time doing Creativity Coaching and Painting. Now that I have a lot more free time, I am trying to settle into a pattern of painting and swimming everyday. My hope is that within a few more years, I will be painting full time and selling my work on a more regular basis, maybe even getting into some nice galleries. I am a firm believer in setting firm intentions and carrying them out. Even though I am starting my painting career later in life, I know deep down in my bones that I will be successful.
This article was written by SJP
I started painting as a young child and gave it up at age 22 due to vision problems as well as sensitivies to the chemicals in oil paints. I pursued a career as a Clinical Psychologist for 30 years got married twice, and raised a child, but knew deep inside that ‘something was still missing’ . I started painting again in 2008, started showing my work in 2013, and have been slowly but surely developing my adult painting style in my sixties. Looking forward to 30 more years of happy ‘Arting’!