Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland and a graduate of Paul Lawrence Dunbar high school with top honors as best artist of my graduating class. I received recommendations to further my education at a few colleges but chose rather to serve in the US Army to better assist my mother and brothers financially. Art soon became a hobby as I explored many other aspects of my life. Many years later, I came home to find the tv had been on all day and a particular program had caught my attention. Bob Ross' paint show. I watched and learned and said to myself, "I can do this." I was reinspired and story begins.