My mother, who somehow managed to gracefully raise five children and still create hundreds of beautiful oil paintings, once told me that through her art she was able to live twice. I never really knew what she meant until she died in 2020. While cataloging all of her art it became very clear to me what she meant. So now, after decades of putting all of my energy into my career as a veterinarian along with raising my children, I’m living my life again through art. It is great fun!