I have loved drawing and painting for as long as I remember. My mom recognized my love for art, so in the summertime, she would pack my lunch and drop me off with my art things and a camp chair in front of something worth painting. The first outing I remember was drawing Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthplace. With this encouragement, I began my journey in looking for beauty and trying to record it. I love to paint boats, fruit, buildings, and water.