During Sissy Ullman’s childhood she was always interested in painting, drawing and other art forms. She is a self-taught artist and devel-oped her skills by drawing her surroundings as often as she could. She has always had a passion for art, using her talents to express her thoughts and emotions through a paintbrush or pencil. Throughout the past five years Sissy has been painting and drawing professionally and has recently become a member of the Bakersfield Art Association. She has developed a love for the old masters of art and enjoys examining their pieces, admiring their technique. She enjoys plein air painting because she enjoys painting in nature where her artistry thrives. She also paints with her art friends, especially the Art Shop Club. Oil, charcoal and pastel are her favorite mediums.