Through the years, I have indulged my creativity with various artistic spasms; oil painting, needle felting, encaustic, glass mosaic and pyrography just to name a few. Impasto painting was an idea resulting from many conversations about art, and life in general, with my friend who is color blind. I was intrigued by the question "can a painting be a painting if there is only one color?" Perhaps there is more to a painting than just color?? Perhaps a painting can be a painting simply by creating texture?? Quickly, I fell in love with the idea of creating a painting that is both visual and tactile. Impasto gives me the freedom to push the boundaries of preconceived ideas about the definitions of art and painting.