Cara Phillips, Tokyo, Japan Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement Art, specifically painting, has been my lifelong hobby. I have been painting since the age of ten, sometimes with acrylics and watercolours, but primarily with oil on canvas. I typically choose to paint in Realism, but have dabbled in some Impressionism and abstract, as well. I attended Virginia Tech during my freshman year of college to study architecture, but by the end of that year I decided to further explore my interest in foreign languages and changed my major to Japanese studies. Nevertheless, I would still one day like to work in an art-related field or at least continue to paint while teaching English abroad.