I’ve been an ‘artist’ all my life. Not in the conventional sense with college degrees in fine art or even a career in the arts. But my creativity has been the constant thread that weaves through the tapestry of my personal and professional pursuits. It is only now, since I have officially retired from corporate life, that I have devoted myself entirely to acrylic paintings that express what I craved a sense of calm produced by an interpretation of natural elements in North Carolina’s landscapes. I wish to join the Guild in order to become a member of a ‘tribe’ of like-minded individuals and to help promote the arts that enrich our growing county. As a former owner of a marketing agency, I believe my experience and expertise in marketing could benefit the Guild in continuing to gain visibility.