As a photoshop digital artist I was able to combine my passion for painting and creativity in the service of large advertising agencies. Secretly, however I always dreamed of the day I could put aside my mouse and get back to my canvas.
However at the age of 35, I received a shocking news. I was diagnosed with macular degeneration and told I was going blind by three doctors. I refused to accept their diagnosis and committed myself to working my way back to whole health. I used everything from nutrition, qi gong and acupuncture to special ionized Kangen water. Very, very long story short - I gained back nearly all my vision. And it turned my passion for visual beauty into a mission.
As I started painting again, people began to comment how much they liked my art. The best part was, I was the happiest I’d ever been in my life. So I took it one step further. I sold my house and Airbnb responsibilities, purchased a lot in Baja, Mexico, and designed and built my own home and art studio.
I moved in March 2020. I'd be lying if I said it was a smooth transition. Life is like that.
However the ability and freedom to explore and paint, especially during the summer of 2020, was an absolute blessing. If anything, I've become even more grateful and focused on my craft.
Just like when I was a child, I can get lost for hours and hours when I’m drawing. Sometimes, I can spend days and nights consumed with a painting that speaks to me.
Acrylic, oil and graphite are my favourite mediums. I love vistas and deep perspectives. I credit the hawk, my spirit animal.
There we are. My story. Now I'd love to hear yours.
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