While living in Nashville on a cold January day in 2005, I was battling a bout with depression. Through this I picked up a pencil and made an attempt to draw a friend of mine. That is when my new found passion for art was ignited! Through the hand of providence, I got the opportunity to study for four years at SouthGate Studio, Franklin TN. under the supervision of Jody Thompson. Jody mentored under world renown New York artist from Daniel Greene. Many thanks to all those who have and will influence, inspire and encourage me on this continuing journey!