Art by Charles Streff

"I took a course in 'Mosaic Art' in college, and realized it was COLOR that made the mosaic come alive. I started painting (somewhat less labor intensive than mosaic work). I did not have time when raising a family and working full-time, but when my wife began to show symptoms of Alzheimer's I realized I needed a way to express what I was going through with her. My painting added color to our lives, and once she passed, I NEEDED to paint to express all that I was struggling with and learning to rejoice in life around me."