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Irona Taylor

I guess I have always been interested in the arts. When my children were little, I was always buying them arts and crafts supplies. However, none of them took an interest. After they were grown and on their own, I got bored, so one day I picked up a paint-by-number set for myself. I discovered I could not wait to get home from work to play with my paint-by-number set. After I did several, I saw Bob Ross on TV and sent for one of his books. Painting those happy little trees did not quite get it for me, so when I retired in 1999, I took a class from a local artist and discovered the joy of putting paint onto a dry canvas for the first time.

Since then, I have painted many florals, landscapes, both in oil and acrylic. I have done many drawings in graphite and colored pencil.In 2001, I started entering competitions locally and have won many ribbons, as well as some 2nd and 3rd place winnings, also Purchase Award in the PFAA Competition in 2006.Painting is still just a hobby with me, however I have sold several of my paintings at local exhibits as well as to family and friends.