As a kid I didn’t have the greatest self confidence but what I did like doing was sketching cartoon pictures and comic books. I didn’t do much art as an adult. My wife would come to me to do sketches for a work project which I did thinking not too much about it.
About 6 years ago I really felt prompted to take up an art class. I began with portraiture and found it so hard I almost gave up but remember the art teacher saying even if I thought the art was not good to push through until you are happier with it. That was the best advice he gave me as I never looked back and then did a painting class.
Since then I have published two art books of my art, photography and poetry. I received a District Commander’s commendation for art work that I painted in cell A7. I was one of ten people selected from hundreds of applicants. I focused on a message of freedom and hope wanting to encourage people that their stay was only temporary. The art complimented magazines I had placed in the cells from Crime2Christ with testimonies from those who had their lives turned around by Jesus. I have sold art work in America, Australia and New Zealand and enjoy occasionally gifting art to people.
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I can also be contacted for commissioned work or copies of my art at firstname.lastname@example.org