Bio: I enjoy painting as well as admiring others work. It's always fascinating to see how others create their art using various instruments and techniques. The person who most inspired me to start painting uses a sharpened piece of wood to create her paintings and one of my favorite painters, Leonid Afremov, creates many of his works with a palette knife. Painting for me is a hobby, a way to relieve stress. It makes me happy that people enjoy my painting but I don't paint for that reason, if I did I would probably stop painting the first time I got a negative comment!