Been in Minnesota since 1984 so hopefully I am no longer an outsider....
I have a rather long and complicated history with doing art. It's come and gone outta my life along with judgments and doubts. Now I'm really doing it with joy and strength.
I bloviate all about it on my website if you care to visit: https://pattiwalsh66.com/home.html
I'm the Development Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota Chapter and it's become imperative to engage my creative brain in something other than being in charge of funding in support of the current never-ending struggle of defending civil rights and fighting Islamophobia. Painting provides an escape from the inherent stress of my position and has become my salvation.
Info about my journey and stuff on my site: