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Retirement from a career in public education gave me the time to follow a lifelong interest in drawing and painting. I've studied with many NC regional artists, in upstate NY, as well as several trips to Europe.
The Story Behind Your Painting
The American Beauty Rose belies its strength. Not only are the broad blooms and scent lovely, its sturdy stems and protective thorns ward off those who could do it harm. It can withstand hot summers and cold winters. Much like America itself, the rose has beauty, strength and resilience.