Sand & Chi Art Member Since June 2013 Artist Statement As a photographer and painter, I am drawn to the ocean and nature above all other subjects. I combine photography with painting to create textured images and motivational art. When I retire (many years from now), I want to own an art gallery on the North Shore and spend evenings walking the beach and sharing a glass of wine with my husband...until that happens, I will continue to create new work as a photographer and artist and save whatever money that generates to build the life I dream of. If you're looking for a specific image, contact me and I'll post the request on imagekind and notify you when it's available. You can join me on Facebook (R.L. Artstudios), Tumblr (http://rleonia.tumblr.com), twitter (@sandandchi), instagram (sandandchi) or at my blog (www.inspirationnet.wordpress.com).