Everett Cooper, McDonough Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement I am 67 years old and a self taught painter . I was very active in the late 90s and early 2000s , but put my brushes down to work with wood for awhile .Having satisfied that urge I have resumed painting and have new pieces in the works . Nowhere am I more at peace than in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia , Tennessee and the Carolinas. That is where I find my inspiration and subject matter . I hope others enjoy viewing my art as much as I enjoy producing it .Praise God for his creations and for allowing us to enjoy them .