My name is Theresa Vestal and I am an art student learning realistic oil painting. I have an awesome husband named Rick, three children, two grandchildren, and two dogs. I am a lifelong resident of Washington State, USA. I love the ocean, gardening, quilting, and art. In the last couple years however I have put all other interests on the back burner while I intensively pursue excellence in drawing and oil painting. I have recently set a goal to spend 10,000 hours on painting and drawing in order to gain mastery. Of course this will take years but after all the journey is more important than the destination. I am thankful that I have a supportive husband, an excellent teacher and a loving God who can help me get there. Come along with me- it will be fun!