Celebrating 40 Years of Painting!! It seems impossible that I have been painting professionally for over 40 years. I started painting right out of high school and never stopped. Painting has been my life and my savior. I have loved looking at the world from an artistic perspective. Every plant, animal scene is another composition and painting. Over the years I have hundreds if not thousands of images that I hope to one day paint. It does not seem to matter how much time goes by, the image is burned into my brain forever.