Here are my first two finished paintings in what I hope will be a long series of work. It is true that I have little time and energy. However, I now have the useful excuse that I need creative therapy to deal with my issues, as if I weren’t writing enough already. My weakness in art classes was often my lack of originality—I’m an excellent and natural copyist. I suddenly find that I have a plethora of original material from which to choose. See, brain surgery is slowly becoming more and more worthwhile… Anyway, I hope you enjoy the fruits of my time-consuming and expensive past-time.