"If you don't have a heart-fluttering moment in your painting when your work-in-progress looks horrible and you fear all is lost...then you are not challenging yourself enough. This lowest moment is the instant you squash that critical voice, and forge ahead. Ta-da! Your art magically emerges from the muck like a water lily."
Jane M. Mason
As a small child, I started taking art classes at Joslyn Museum in Omaha. As a five-year-old, I won my first art contest and distinctly remember the drawing I had created being used on the cover of the spring catalog for Joslyn Museum. My childlike enthusiasm for art and happiness creating art is in my DNA now.