"Sometimes I think I have had a Guardian Angel watching over me! If you read my book, you'll see why: I was never supposed to survive infancy in war-torn London - but with each new obstacle, I was determined to survive, prosper and live life to the fullest. Follow my improbable journey through a Dickensian childhood; pioneering surgery; world travel as an almost penniless youth; two secular husbands (one Arab, one Jewish!); two children; immigration to the US; and a 40-year career as a painter. The themes that link my trying but happy travels through life: gratitude and luck!"-Author Lucelle Raad Lucelle Raad is an artist whose original paintings and prints decorate countless walls of homes in the United States and Europe, as well as in other locations throughout the world. The majority of her subjects are children, as well they should be, for children are the most innocent, unassuming people there are to paint. She wasn't always an artist, however. In fact, she never intended to be anything but a happy, well adjusted adult-the goal of all children, whether they realize it or not. How she came to be an artist is quite another story altogether-and it happened completely by accident. Join Lucy (as she prefers to be called) on the wonderful journey of her life. Replete with a gallery of more than 50 snapshots, Accidental Artist will not only tickle your funny bone, it'll also bring a tear to your eyes.