I took an Art Appreaciation Class in college, but other than that I have no formal background in Art. I met an artist on the last cruise I took and she told me about this site. Plus she inspired me to learn more about fine art, and to practice, practice, practice my drawing. I am currently enrolled in my third (quarter semester) of Basic Art and really enjoying it. I have always enjoyed taken pictures and truly admire the professional photographers. I plan on taken a course in photography within the near future. Actually - I admire all of the great artists that I have seen on this site.