Hi, I'm Raine. Born in Georgia, grew up in Ohio, and have been in SW Louisiana for the last 11 years. I have been all over the US, and I love the south. The culture, the people, the wildlife and the strange and unusual plants and insects. I started painting when I was very young, been doing it most of my life. Now with 2 teenage boys there is no time. My Nikon has become my paintbrush. I dabbled in photography on and off, and now my camera is attached to my hip. I never leave home without it!