For the past several years I’ve immersed myself in drawing, painting and photography resulting in much satisfaction. By attending workshops and courses at Illinois Central College. taking various on-line courses, through workshops and through self study, oil painting has become a part of my daily life. And I have renewed a passion for artistic expression left behind in childhood, a passion that is now leading to much personal fulfillment. My current artistic focus lies in creating portraits and still life through use of oil paints and photography and in refining my artistic skills. The approach I currently use is a combination of realism and impressionism. My primary artistic goal is to achieve works that bring a sense of joy and happiness for me and for the viewer as well.