Wow if you‘ve got this far into my website then that means you kinda sorta maybe like or love my artwork haha so with that being said let me go ahead and tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan.In 2009 I moved to a small little town called Pearsall, located in southwest Texas, with my fiancé Elizabeth and daughter Isabel DaLeyna. I know you’re probably thinking how did I end up way across the country: one word “RECESSION “. Turning 24 and living in Michigan my whole life I thought a change of scenery would be good for me. Plus having family here made the huge hike across the country simpler. I’ve been drawing since the early age of 5 with the guidance of my older brothers; My older brother Chris would be my biggest inspiration. Every time I presented him with a piece of my art he would never talk bad about my work, only inspire me and help me develop my skills as an artist. Throughout the years, he has always been there to guide me not just in my artwork but in my everyday life. Through a tough battle with cancer its sad to say my brother Chris is no longer here but now in Heaven. Since his death I’ve felt this tug inside to keep pursuing my art, and to keep doing what I love. Till this day every time I draw I get this feeling that he is still there watching me and guiding me with my art. With every commission and print I sell I will split 20% and give 10% to his kids college fund that I created and will also give 10% to the Cancer Research Institute. I’ve never had any formal art training beyond high school but I do continue to develop my gift by reading books, magazines and online tutorials. I feel that I came a long way but feel that I have more to offer to the world. I‘m excited to showcase the gift that God has entrusted in me. One of my favorite quotes by Erma Bombeck goes something like this “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.”.. I believe everyone has a gift from God, rather it be big or small, and I hope that this website stirs up the gifts inside of you to follow your dreams in life. With all that being said I hope this give you a good summary of my background and don’t forget to check back for any news and updates.
“My Prayer for you is that before you leave this earth, all of your potential will be released. Not one dream, not one gift, not one promise, not one God-given desire will go left unfulfilled.” -Joel Osteen