Lucy Menshov, New Jersy, US Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement I started my art work with retouching and restoring pictures. Few years later I created my first web site where I offered my services to people who wanted to improve or restore their photos. However turning ordinary photos into beautiful pieces of art has always been my dream and I was very exited to find out that modern technology offers powerful tools to do just that. I bought everything I needed: sofware and eguipments and took Digital Art classes in Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography and continued my education at Florida FPP School in 2008. By this time I created my new web site http://www.retouchingart.com with additional service Custom Made Portrait Painted from Photo. Besides I still work with landscape, nature and model pictures to create images looking like traditional painted art in my favorite styles.