To begin with I was simply happy to be making art and making a living! Now it's about the happiness art can bring, and particularly with portraiture. There's something about telling the story of a life in such a tangible way that really resonates with people.

And I like to use my skills to help other people, businesses, artists., etc. -- I want us all to succeed.

I also love the flexible schedule of a freelancer; having time to think; having my cat in the studio with me; and most importantly, making a living doing something for which I seem to be well-suited.