I am 61 years old and currently am living in West Seneca, NY. I've been a musician (guitar) for 40 years and have always been artistically inspired. I started painting abstract almost 18 months ago, but had done many pencil drawings previously, years ago. I work in acrylic, sometimes with watercolor. The feeling I get when I am initially starting the painting is a kin to a dream state. Often, I should stop but continue on, losing the original concept. I love color. I love color in nature and elsewhere. A clear blue sky with the green leaves touching it has been something that nearly hypnotizes me at times.