Began to  oil paint  like 60 years ago when I was given a paint by number kit for Christmas.  I was born in New Jersey.

Got tired of it quickly and turned the cardboard over and painted my first picture.  I had so much fun, I still remember the picture I painted. 

Grew up, married and move to Louisiana and finally to Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  It is there  I  finally took some group oil painting lessons from  Hope Marie McCall. She told me   that  I was good with color.  Tearfully, I had to move away from Florida.  I move to the  Mississippi Gulf Coast and took some group lessons there.  Some of my first paintings are hung in my daughter's home.

Then I bought a computer.  So I gave up painting completely because I was computer addicted and self taught. So I  decided to  build a web site.  Back then I hand coded it the old fashion way.   I am still computer addicted.

About two years ago I found Richard on line and joined The Complete Artist and ordered 4 Masterclass disks and painted a painting.  

I have two grand-children and two great grand-childern.  I am living in the Florida Destin area and so happy to be back.

Only recently have I  become active and  started painting.......dor :))  1/23/12

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Hi Mary

I found Richard online also!  We are so fortunate to be living in this time of the Internet and to be members of this wonderful group!  Thank you for contacting me.  I will be watching you and your painting journey.......Smiles to you :-)  

Mary kopf said:

It was fun reading your history. I'm glad for this chance to meet some other artists online. I found Richard online also, and ordered his sunset DVD's. It's been fun learning acrylics after being a watercolorist. Looking forward to seeing you here again.

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