I've have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I drew and painted from early childhood throughout my school years. My first commercial endeavor, though, was through the design and fabrication of neon signs. I owned a sign company for 15 years. After that I did graphic design and illustration for corporate clients. But, my true passion is oil painting; specifically landscapes, nature, and animals. My other love and passion is working with animals, so I'm concentrating on animal portraits .