I'm living proof that you don't have to "always have been so talented."
I didn't paint AT ALL until my early thirties, when we were vacationing at a small resort. When they offered a painting class I decided to give it a try.
Oh, my! It didn't look too bad (to my surprise)! By the time we got home I'd decided to try watercolor painting, as I love how watercolors look.
I took a lot of classes and workshops, but mostly I painted. A lot.
My work continues to grow as I continue to paint. A lot. I've expanded into working with oils, acrylics and mixed media. They each have their own strengths and it's fun to see which medium works best on which project.
I hope you enjoy my work and look forward to meeting you during the tour.