james ritman jr.www.ArtPal.com/jimritman
Hi folks, I'm James and the art I will be sharing is a passion that I've had for nearly fifty years. Over the years I have pursued everything but art. Right out of high school I went into the USMC and did a tour and received an Honorable discharge for my service. I worked construction here in America and the Cayman Islands. I worked in a hospital in the orthopedic department in Tampa Florida prestigious St. Josephs' Hospital; sold everything from cars to rare coins. Driven semi trucks cross this great country and have even been homeless. Through it all, art was always there because no matter what the circumstances were I created art. Whether on a napkin or for someone, I created art. So finally, after major support from family and friends I decided to go for it. I graduated from community college last year with honors and will be attending the University of South Florida this summer. I really enjoy school because of being around like minded people and the network of friends created. Finally I am doing something just for me and it feels Great! So no matter what the future holds, I am a success and have been one, but I didn't know it. We all are when our passion drives our decisions. Therefore, as a great poet once said," don't bargain with life for a penny when Life will gladly give you more."