Janet Russell, Seattle Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement My mother was a very talented artist and I grew up sketching whatever my fancy was at the moment. Most of my career has been in information technology - it paid the bills but over time it became exceedingly boring. Over the last few years I became increasingly depressed and started suffering from anxiety. I hit a crisis point where I realized I needed to do something that mattered to me, not some corporation. I love science and am planning a new career in cytology. As therapy I have been spending more time pursuing my art as well and will be increasing my gallery over time. My icon is an example of my sketching and this image will be in the gallery soon.