Phylis-Nicole Schuyler

Bradenton, FL Watercolor artist

I am a watercolor pencil artist who works in most mediums. I started painting in oils at the age of 7. While in the Navy, I earned my B.S. degree in Art Restoration. After getting out of the Navy, I earned my 3 M.S degrees in Education, Medical Archeology and Celestial Mechanics. I went on to earn my Ph.D. in Physics. My last two degrees gave me the ability to nit-pic (my SO calls it bug farting) in data and rendering of labs and ideas for paintings. Art was used to relieve stress. In 2007, I was beset with PSTD from my service in the Navy and am still being treated. I have been being treated by the VA for necrotic masses to my abdomin for the past 3 and a half years. During that time I've had 24 major operations and have only been out of Bay Pines VA Hospital a total of 310 days. I'm starting to call it my time share. During this time I created cards for all ocassions using watercolor pencil, as most cards are done in this medium. A friend bet me that I couldn't make them realistic. In two years I perfected my technique of realism and found that are very few people in the world that are true realistic watercolor pencil artists. I draw every piece in the watercolor pencil and mix them with different pencils. When I am satisfied with the picture I apply a damp wash using anywhere between a 4 hair brush and a dusting brush for my skies. Through out this process I use magnifying monocular to get the fine detail. I then spray each picture, after its dried, with preservative to prevent washing of the watercolor to humidity. My art ranges between Lighthouses, Landscapes (Yosemite,Michigan and New York) and NASA Space art, Wildlife, Seascapes and Sunsets (of mostly Florida), portraits and pin-ups. I have been a closet crossdresser since 11th grade. My first marriage I told my wife and she used it as blackmail to force me into a Sm/Ds relationship. She also used the crossdressing to gain total custody of my 2 children. When I became engaged to my secound wife, my first called her up and told her about my crossdressing and the type of relationship that we had. I was then again blackmailed into a life as her slave and raped. I let it happen both time, but in my defense, I was raised that you never hit a woman and you do everything possible to keep the marriage together. Thanks mom! After my 2nd divorce, I met a very beautiful woman and did not tell her for fear of history repeating itself. We have been together for 16 years and as of 2010, I finally came out to her, my SO, and she can't understand it and doesn't want anything to do with it. I only crossdress when she is not home or when I get a chance when I'm out of the area. Believe it or not, one of my ex-students, Nicole, ( From 13 years ago ) knows about it and is about the only close friend I know that accepts me for who and what I am. I have also been diagnosed as having Klinefelter's Syndrome. This explains a lot of issues regarding my breasts,cancers, Lupus and proclivity to crossdressing and maybe more changes in the future.