Artwork by Sonia M. Conrad
I am almost 60 years old, from El Salvador, came to this country in 1976 and became a nurse. I have devoted my life to caring for others, 22 years caring for the elderly and will be 15 years in July working for the hospital Home Health. I always loved art, going to museums, galleries, and wished I could do that too. While I drove from patient to patient through mountains, hills, rivers, creeks, woods, I took many pictures of what I wanted to paint one day!.
My son gave me a watercolor kit, I started using it and realized I needed to learn how to draw first, eventhough my desire to paint is greater that I just go for it.
Painting is very meaningful to me because I am able to create and express myself. It truly brings me joy. I am looking for greatness in the sense that I know there is a whole lot of skills and knowledge I don’t have that I would like to learn. When I come across the Old Master Academy I saw that great knowledge I would like to have. I just can’t afford it at this time.