To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.
I started painting in January of this year because my children Jack and Ashley bought me the Bob Ross starter painting kit. I watched the show because it helped me relax and to sleep. I actually had no intentions of painting at all, but the more I watched the more curious I became to see if I could do it. This year for Christmas my girlfriend Kaylin surprised me with a painting easel to further encourage me. So I decided to start painting. I grabbed a glass of wine, set up my painting area and began. Before I knew it, 4 hours went by, I found myself so immersed in what I was doing that in all that time I never touched my wine, and for me to not touch my drink for 4 hours is really saying something. I have Jack, Ashley, and Kaylin to thank for making me discover something that I really do enjoy. I would never have done it without the encouragement. It’s a simple technique consisting of happy trees, happy clouds, and no mistakes, just happy accidents.