Edward Headley of Lottsburg always had a desire to be an artist. He isn’t sure where it came from but he knew it was a fire that had been with him all his life. Shortly after he retired in 2003 from driving a school bus for Northumberland County Schools, Headley and his wife, Joyce, came across some painting supplies at a yard sale in Lewisetta. Headley decided it was time.
“I have always felt like I could paint,” Headley said. “I told my wife I could do this, so I got the brushes and paint and canvases and started painting.”
It didn’t take long and Headley was surprised at how well his first attempts turned out.
“The paintings started turning out and I don’t know why, it’s a divine gift I guess,” Headley said. “I can paint in a way that I can feel myself with the painting and working in the painting itself. I believe if you really want to paint, you have to have that feeling that you really want to do it. You really have to put your soul in it.”
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