BARBARA LASSITER, Jenks, Oklahoma Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement I was born and grew up in Jerusalem and have lived in Vietnam, France, Africa and USA--New Mexico, California, Colorado, South Carolina, Texas, and Oklahoma. I've also done alot of traveling in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Most of my paintings are impressionistic reminding me of places I've been, people I've known and dreams I've had. My inspration to paint comes from God, memories of the past, recognizing the present and trusting for the future. I love painting in oil and enjoy acrylics and water color..My paintings are signed Shu-AL--a nick name given me many years ago and it means fox in Hebrew. I have studied at the University of Oklahoma and several corespondence art courses including "Art Instruction Schools". I am encouraged by my wonderful husband and growing family of four married children and five grandchildren.