I think I started drawing the day I learned how to hold a crayon, then pencils, pens, brushes, etc. It’s been a love of mine throughout my life, often side-tracked with school, work, raising a family, etc. Over the years I took many individual art classes and workshops but not such that would be classified as a “formal” art education; I’d say that I am self-taught with the help of many wonderful artists and art books over time. I have worked with various mediums and have sold paintings, note cards and reproductions of my art. I am a life-long learner and look forward to many more discoveries in the wonderful world of art. The coloring book pages are sketched with graphite pencil and ink pens. These are available to all want to download and print them at no cost. I hope that this helps to motivate others to share my site for the benefit of everyone, but especially for those who may be in care homes or facilities and have limited opportunities for leisure.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, I started creating coloring book pages and giving them to a local nursing home for the residents to use while they were confined by the virus. It's been over a year and I am still doing it. I think that I get as much pleasure out of it as they do. Some neighbors donated crayons and colored pencils so that each resident would have their own art "kit". They are still looking forward to receiving the new drawings each week. I provide the artwork and the Administration copies and distributes it to those interested residents. They can be enjoyed in group settings, contest activities, and the like. It occurred to me that with an online tool I could reach many nursing homes (and others) around the country and perhaps beyond. That is the origin of this page. Hopefully it will catch on. There is no cost to them, or you, if you would like to print the pages for your use as long as you DO NOT SELL any of them.
There is joy in having a creative hobby that can not only provide one with satisfaction but can be shared with others for their enjoyment or use. There is excitement in knowing that there is always so much more to learn, to do, to share. I find that the work I do for the benefit of others, for a fee or free, is the most rewarding. You can access the coloring pages in the Various Portfolios at the top of the page. Additional PAGES WILL BE ADDED ON AN ONGOING BASIS. I hope you enjoy your personal art journey.