My passion to paint began at the early age of five. Brushes, canvas, and paint given to me by my late grandmother and Bob Ross’s humorous and joyful instruction through the rabbit ear television. Creativity flourished as I encountered a rare bone disease in my leg that kept me from school and activities during my childhood, yet provided the quiet solstice and focus to feed my artistic mind. At age nine I had my first solo exhibit at a local library. After numerous breaks, surgeries and stitches, I was mended up, healed, and hit the ground running. Now I hike up mountains, kayak to islands, and drive in my convertible to painting destinations to capture the beauty of this world that never ceases to take my breath away.