Gina Femrite, Mililani Member Since October 2011 Artist Statement Art has always been my passion, starting from the beginning of my childhood, until today. My inspiration came from watching my father a professional and much celebrated artist from the Nederland's transforming canvases into colorful renderings of people, buildings and landscapes. It was the most natural thing for me to fallow in his footsteps. I started by drawing, doodling and painting on every snip of paper I could find.Today I am a professional fulltime artist with a large fallowing of both private and corporate collectors. My thanks goes to my father J Strater, who mentored me to develop my own style and who encouraged me to believe in myself.