Anna Mary Robertson Moses
Today I was reading more about one of my great mentors...Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860 –1961).
She didn't began painting until she was 78 years old. When she was asked why, she said that she just never tried. But whne she developed arthritis and couldn't work with her needlework anymore she began painting and age 78! And yet in only 4 years, her works were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum. Even when she was 100 yrs. old she was still painting! She is a renowned American folk artist. She is often cited as an example of an individual successfully beginning a career in the arts at an advanced age.
I'm so inspired by her life, her art and her love to create art until the last days of her life. She touched the lves of some many people. Love her!
To read more about her precious life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma_Moses