CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA)- Alice Prussia remembers the first time color lighted up her life.
"I love color. My grandmother took care of me when I was a small child, like three or four years old. She bought a bunch of crayons and I put them all together according to color. And when she saw me do that, she grabbed and kissed me. I think I've been getting people to grab and kiss me the rest of my life," said Prussia.
Alice's work lines the walls of her living facility in Corinth to the delight of her many friends.
"I like original work, although I do patterned work too. I like patterned work because I learn from it. I didn't have real formal education in painting. But, I do sketch and do water colors. I have a general idea of how to do it and I just wing it," she said.
"She is very versatile and she does landscapes and flowers. She does a variety of things and they're just all beautiful," said her daughter, Margot Orman.
Art is her passion, and it's nothing wrong with making a little profit too.
"I had stuff on sale here in Corinth and I gave paintings to sell in Tennessee. And, the last one I had went for $150 and that's when we thought the world was coming to an end," Prussia said.
But now, Alice finds pleasure in giving art away, especially to new friends.
"Whenever somebody comes in [a new resident] she gives them a picture," said Orman.
"I've enjoyed all of her paintings. She painted a picture of my dog Buster Brown. He was a great dog and now I still have that picture and see him like he was still here," said granddaughter Amy McAlpin.
Alice Prussia is a natural art talent.