I am 65 years old and am currently living in West Seneca, NY. I started painting abstracts almost in early 2018 but had done many pencil drawings previously, years ago. I enjoy acrylic painting along with drawing in ink. I have been doing a lot more drawing lately. I am in active recovery and have been for eight years. Art has helped me enormously with staying clean. I am inspired by nature (my enormous garden in particular) and my experiences with psychedelics as a younger person. Through observing nature, I often connect with purpose and the version of God I have found.