40 years a painter
I have been painting on a professional scale since the late '80s. Some of my first professional painting jobs were large signs for local businesses and set painting in some local professional theatres in Galveston, Texas.
I have received awards in various art competitions and have had my art featured in independent comics as well as illustrations for novella and short story authors.
Every year since 2016 I've challenged myself to paint 100 pieces of art by the end of December. I don't always make that number, but I do produce with some regularity. My Patrons on Patreon get discounts on these artworks as well as first dibs on the purchase of the original artwork. It has been a very rewarding exercise in creating art.
Painting was my first artistic passion and it will always be a part of my existence. Art is the most transcendent form of communication in the world, in my opinion. Art is life made truer; art is an endless idea; art is awesome.