Elizabeth Preston’s work with art is like a good marriage: it endures in sickness and in health.
Take sickness, for example.
The 2 times Ms. Preston has experienced bouts of major illness—the first took place when she was 35—proved to be pivotal points in her creative development.
After being “counter-mentored” by a high school art teacher overly critical of her efforts, Ms. Preston stopped painting for 20 years. She was pursuing her plan B career of teaching when she fell ill.
During her recovery, Ms. Preston attended an exhibit of Van Gogh paintings. Her childhood dream of being an artist was reawakened, and she began painting again.
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