One of the greatest gifts a person can receive in this life is discovering their purpose on this earth and using that gift to make a significant difference in this world. 

Art was that purpose that landed in my lap many years ago and like a moth to a flame I was hooked. 

Sure, I was a kid with no clue of technique or aesthetics; yes my only medium was Crayola crayon as well as construction paper and glue sticks, but I knew this was IT! 

This thing, this IT, called art fit me like a glove and as long as I was creating something beautiful everything was right. 

With time, education, mentorship, and experience, my passion and talent for creative expression grew and continues to grow.