Expression in any form can be a powerful thing. My outlet happens to be art & music. I consider "art" anything from sculpting mashed potatoes into a small city - to fine art, where education and trained skills are applied.
I believe everyone is an artist of some sort! Whether you take photos, renovate homes, make food, program computers, etc...there is an element of design and creation that takes form in whatever you are doing. My first painting was in grade school, but really began to pursue it when I hit my 30's.
I joined the military after high school and attending Indiana University after my term was up . I have two daughters that are a huge part of my inspiration....and we spend a lot of time creating together.
I've been commissioned for 30+ pieces and have created 140+ total pieces - mostly paintings with some sculptures. Currently, I have 22 pieces in the Mavris Arts and Event center in downtown Indianapolis. I also have about 15 pieces in the fountain Square Brewery.