My interest in art began as a child but it wasn’t until I served as a missionary in 2009 – 2010 that I realized my full desire and calling to paint. Not only to paint, but to create works of art that are inspired by God and that speak the hope of Jesus. After giving some paintings I created while overseas to our hosts, I saw the amazing impact a piece of artwork can have on someone’s life. How simply by someone seeing a piece of my work, I could speak a thousand words of encouragement and love to the person who sees it without saying a single word.

After returning home in July of 2010, I made steps to become a full-time painter, with the comfort of knowing that God would provide for me along the way. I have now been painting full time since May of 2011 and it never ceases to amaze me that I am actually making a living at this and continuing to speak to people through my artwork.

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