A little about me
Hi, I'm Gretchen.
I am a self taught artist.
Started drawing when I could hold a crayon.
Painted my first oil painting at age 13.
Painted my first commissioned portrait at age 16.
I paint almost everyday in my studio, it's like breathing for me, I have to do it.
I don't like to write about myself.
I love art...am addicted to it, love looking at it, researching old master techniques and seeing artists of today.
I am crazy about music.
Drawing was my first love.
I live in Mesa, Arizona with my husband, 2 boys and 2 dogs.
I paint whatever strikes me, portraits,animals, landscapes, still life and food.
There are way too many wonderful things to paint and I want to paint it all!
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