Angel Ross is a 52-year-old woman born in Nafplion, Ohio. She moved to Iowa City with her husband who had a new job here and they raised their kids. But Angel's life was made more challenging with schizophrenia, and in time, she says she discovered that keeping busy with things that really interested her was an excellent way to cope with the disorder. It was only four years ago that she discovered she had a talent for art and she has many beautiful paintings to show for it. She sees art as part of her therapy and even a form of meditation. Angel loves to shop for clothes, take walks, and calls herself “an artist in the living room and a chef in the kitchen” as cooking is also a passion. When she's not painting on canvas, she does other creative projects that include making jewelry and greeting cards.