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I have always been an artist.  But I have only been creating professionally for a little over 10 years.  Before my career transition, I was a personal trainer, kick boxing instructor and nutritional consultant.  I enjoyed working with people and inspiring them to make healthy choices in their lives.  It was very rewarding and I had no plans to do anything else.  However, a nasty fall that broke my left foot and a car accident that left my shoulders and neck in disarray provided me with an opportunity to choose something different.  When I graduated from high school, I wanted to be a writer, but art seemed like a more viable choice.  I couldn’t have been more wrong “at the time.”  A degree in hand and a few interviews later, I realized that there was no money in art (at the time) so I put my dreams on the shelf.  It’s funny how a tragedy like a car accident can sometimes lead to something wonderful in your life.  That is exactly what happened to me.  I was broke, disabled and too stubborn to take financial aid.  So I got that old dream off of the shelf, dusted it off and got going!  This piece above titled “Sleeping Beauty” is my very first painting that I listed for sale.  It sold for 75.00 on eBay.  I was hooked!  And I have never looked back……

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