James Rambo, Collingswood Member Since October 2011 Artist Statement I have been painting and sketching in charcoal since i was a kid, in 2010 i had a stroke which has made even mundane tasks difficult. I have rediscovered the love for my art which was missing, however i never realized had gone until this happened. I am calling this the silver lining from my stroke. I have been painting as therapy and hope to bring this idea to other stroke victims and disabled people to hopefully help them improve as well. It is not about our abilities it is about what is inside and expressing ourselves. I work in oil painting and most use pre-primed stretched canvas or canvas panels. Photography came to me later in life however i sill feel the joy of capturing the beauty around us in my digital camera. I hope you enjoy!