Joan Creighton, Maryland Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement I have loved art since I was a small child and started drawing as far back as I can remember. My parents encouraged me and gave me oil paints around the age of 10. I have been painting ever since. I sold my first painting at the age of 12 and received my first artistic acknowledgement in my early 20s when I entered an art contest. My special love is landscapes of all types, but I occassionally venture into other areas.
With the advent of computers I have become a mixed media artist using photography, oil paints, water paints, spackle, and digital photography and creation of digital art by drawing and painting directly on the computer using the mouse as my tool. Joan LaBoure is my artistic name and the name that I used for all creative work including writing and art.