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May Member Interview: Maggi Neufer

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1.  What inspires you to create?
The hope that I can do it.  Kinda like the ant.  Seeing what others do, glimpses on television, sights when driving or walking:  seeing and how we see is the key.  Artists see differently from the general populace leading to creations that shake people up.
2.  When did you decide to pursue art or did art pursue you? One night – October 12, 1987, 6 PM to midnight -  I sat down with a dime-store paint box with one bitty brush and painted a picture on some paper of my father walking to the barns.  It was the 5th anniversary of his death.  I took that as a sign.  I've always been awed by artists and surprised myself greatly that I can paint and draw.
3.  If you weren't an artist, what would you be? Well, I was a secretary (with some exalted titles) for 50 years.  Right now, artist is all I want to be. 
4.  What other jobs have you had which have aided you on your artistic path? Just the fact that I had a job with which I could purchase art supplies is th…