Texan from day was born.Left as an orphan as a child, adopted by an assistant pastor and his wife. Taught to play the piano at age 5. Play daily. Love painting with oils and photography. Live on a 150 year old family Ranch place we inherited. My husband built our new home with his brother. A hunting decor inside. We are Married. One son I gave up for adoption, like me, but he found me Thanksgiving when he was 31 years old. The only son I raise is a Navy Chief. My daughter in law from Japan. We love to vacation in Washington State. We have brackish water here so get bass, catfish, crabs, red fish.... all on one ranch. My husband deer hunts. He works for the state since a young man. I am a retired preschool teacher. Am On Facebook, sell composition/ antique/ vintage dolls online and opened a twitter today. Try to paint everyday. We carry cameras with us. Get out of a car, grab a camera. We are both saved and look to the heavens for answers. Dedicated painter, wife, mom.
Have had so much help and advice from great artist here on FAA to give me even more confidence.
SO much inspiration. Great people.
I have limited mobility from an accident that shattered my left leg and osteoporosis too young.
but it is not getting me down. I get up and get busy each day. Art is my life now.My hero is Grandma Moses.
I believe in God as my heavenly Father. I first started painting at age 4 learning from an old family friend who painting in oil and smoked a nasty cigar always. I have one of his 1964 paintings now.
Then was taught by an East Texas Art teacher. Then add us Pagemaker teacher. Now, you all.
I feel blessed daily to be able to paint, get photos and play piano.
Hugs to all.
Cindy Riley joined Pixels.com Licensing on May 13th, 2015.