I started painting a while back as a way to destress and give my eyes a colorful break from screens.
I paint the things that I have spent a lot of time looking at and the things that bring me joy. These are primarily plants, and wild animals. I never really thought of myself as an artist even though I have done artistic projects my whole life. I always saved that identity for others. It has been a great process for me to realize that I don’t have to be perfect at things to have them be part of who I am.