Being a Georgian native, i began drawing at the age of 7, remembering how i learned alot from 1 of my uncle paintings then later on as i drew better & sketching i eventually sold most of my pencil illustrations on paper. I also won a few drawing contests in school as well, gaining more confidence in my creative drawing ability. In high school i had alot of support from my art teachers too. But i wasn't always just art minded. Meaning i was interested in sports and other school activities too. But still art was always in my heart, then later i entered one of my drawings in a school contest showing the Atlanta's skyline. With my family & friends & art teachers along the way being supportive of me being a self taught artist they knew someday i needed to go on to art school. After graduating from high school i continued to sell my art illustrations, & paintings, had only 2 commissions. And one particular illustration of mine was featured in the newspapers of the Atlanta Journal & Constitution as well. Primarily i paint in acrylic colors & sometimes watercolors. But acrylics have been my specialty. Painting & drawing anywhere from celebrity portraits, animal drawings & illustrations also many colorful landscapes and lastly abstracts too. As i progressed as a self taught artist i later enrolled in Art Instruction Schools art course, located in Minnesota & completed the art course as well, & to note this was the actual art school Charles Schultz the original creator of Charlie Brown was an art instructor for the school. I'm glad that i took my art journey & have met so many interesting talented people & artists along the way that have been very inspiring to me by continuing my art skills i finally found a place such as ArtPal.com to display my art work for all to see. In the future i hope to get a degree in Art design & Business.