Born and raised with music and art around me, at the age of 22 I forwent the arts and pursued an entirely different path. After a decade down this road, I needed to escape. Believing I had found sanctuary, I proceeded with reckless abandon on a dangerous path. Fortunately, the art followed. And just like hope’s choice to remain in Pandora's box, art did not abandon me. From a distraction to a passion, art endured. My chosen profession offered little practical guidance, but it is where I found inspiration. A handful of paintings soon become dozens which now have become hundreds. And I finally have the opportunity to refine and share.