Colleen grew up near Conneautville, PA on a farm with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She is an identical twin. Colleen has always loved creating paintings. She went to school at Edinboro University and received a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. She substitute taught for a few years and worked several odd jobs until she began working for the Court system in Beaver County, PA. Later she obtained her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. Colleen is married and a mother of three grown children and now a grandmother. Life is so short, try and do what you love. Painting is her passion. Don't give up on your dreams!!