Having spent
all of my adult life
engrossed in the careers of
musical performance and teaching,
I am grateful to all those
who nudged me back to
expressing myself
in the visual arts.

To return my attention
to the neglected love
of painting and drawing
has been fulfilling
and challenging.

I've found that the most
rewarding aspect of painting
is having the freedom to create
something that is completely my own,
rather than an interpretation
of someone else's vision.

I hope that my work will strike
a harmonious chord
within those who view it.

Kristen Anderson.