I was born in Dayton, Ohio. I have been fascinated with art and its glorious colors since I was a young child. I remember going to a lot of art museums with my mother, aunt and grandma. In high school I participated in an after school organization for youth artists called, Visual and Performing Arts. This after school organization helped me improve my art-making abilities. One of the paintings done in that class was called “Peaceful Place”. This artwork depicted a lonely yet peaceful farm house among tall grass and trees with a bright, cool sky. I used watered down, oil-based paint for this artwork. The mixture of warm and cool colors creates a calm atmosphere in the depicted space.