Barbara Black, Athens, Texas Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement I have been a self-representing artist and online merchant on eBay, Yahoo, and Etsy. I have recently added CafePress and Imagekind to that list. My presence in the online art world reached a peak in 2005 where I gained confidence in my art and attracted buyers around the country. Since I have had some very nice repeat customers it encouraged me to keep on learning and growing with my art. I enjoy all media and experimenting with new techniques although watercolor remains my favorite. The online art community has been a positive experience for me as many other more veteran artists have shared their approaches and new ideas with me. I hope to continue to learn and evolve into a much more professional painter. In time I am sure that will come.