I started painting 4 years ago and when I took my first watercolor class I knew no one and the only thing I knew about watercolor painting is that I loved the medium. After a class or two the five beginners in the class bonded with each other. We had signed up for a beginning watercolor class but we found ourselves in a class where the majority of the artists had painted for over 20 years. As the classes went on we beginners formed a support group and we definitely needed this! This continued for the first few years of taking classes and continues today but now I have a studio and work in an art community. I am so thankkful for the artists there. They are a constant source of support. We all may paint in different mediums. We may all have different art backgrounds but it is such a great feeling to know that other artists enjoy your efforts. Yes…..artists do need each other and we also need you!