Art has grown on me tremendously throughout my lifetime. I had always considered myself ‘creative,’ but at some point I started asking myself, "What would it look like if I expressed myself through painting?" Eventually I picked up a brush; I haven't been able to set it down since. While I've been fortunate to sell paintings, that's not why I paint. When I paint, time stops, and it’s truly gratifying when someone hangs one of my paintings in their living room and makes it a part of their lives. With each painting, I grow as an artist, and I appreciate all the honest feedback people have given me as I progress through this process. I also like the idea of leaving something behind after I'm gone.