65 years old. Father of two incredible children. I live in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida, and work for my City’s government in Communications and Marketing. Hopefully I’ll be retiring at the beginning of ‘19 or ‘20. I’ve been a poet since 14, and a photographer since 21. Art and creativity have been my passions throughout life. I feel this new compulsion to paint is an extension of sketching, which started in the earliest days of picking up crayons as a child. This energy to work with oils is extremely exciting; I can see many mornings ahead, where the void of a daily job, is replaced by of sitting in front of a new canvas. Hi.