Joan Grayson

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Industry Arts
Location St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Introduction I retired from my position as a Registered Nurse on a busy Geriatric Psychiatry unit at a teaching hospital in Connecticut. In July, 2009, I moved to St. Petersburg, FL, and now I have time for family, church and art. I feel so very blessed. I am a portrait artist and I paint people, animals and sacred art. I have had no formal training in art and prior to October, 2001, I didn't know how to mix paint, let alone draw. At that point I was given the gift of creativity and I have been painting ever since. Animals, especially cats, are my frequent subjects. But I also love to paint Jesus, the saints and Mary. I have been inspired by the great masters including ElGreco, Rembrandt, Botticelli, Degas, Van Gogh and others. What a joy it is to paint from their masterpieces. On these blogs I am sharing my art with you. If you would like to use any of my sacred art images, please contact me.
Interests Art, photography, travel, gardening, sacred art, Medjugorje, Catholicism, Saint Sebastian, Divine Mercy, Our Lady of Fatima, Sacred Heart, pet portraits, wildlife painting, water soluble oil painting, acrylic painting, vegetable paintings, fruit paintings