I am a winter resident in Aiken from Nov.-Apr. with a summer home in Madison, WI, where our two children and one grandchild live. I retired from my nursing professor position in 2015 from the University at Buffalo, and started by taking lessons at the Art Center in painting and pottery. I am learning all the time! I have mostly used acrylics and watercolor, but want to try more in oils and learn about pastels. My natural style is very realistic but my goal is to learn to be freer, softer and more abstract.