Diane Deason, nashville Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement I started painting as a stress reliever during the years my invalid Mother lived with my husband and I. She was blind and diabetic and my stress level was thru the roof, the painting really helped me get relief. She always wanted to see my work but she was blind and could not. She has now gone home to the Lord and can see all I do. I hope I make her proud.