Lucy Aponte, New York Member Since November 2011 Artist Statement Born and raised in NYC of Puerto Rican heritage and a self-taight artist. I've been creating art since I was a child. I studied nursing, then attended Herbert H. Lehman College, studying psych, sociology and education. While raising my children, I delved further into the use of acrylic paints, pastels and water colors; always creating art for my children and friends. Later, I got into creating crafts and experimenting in creating pieces on glass, wood, metals and other materials. I have received various grants to create projects with school children, community arts and cultural events and community fairs. I am also a knit and crochet designer, often incorporating an original work of art into my designs.