I'm 49 and never picked up paint brush until 6 months ago. I was a chef for 20 years and a corrections officer for 10 years. I was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease about 9 years ago.since I have been unable to work. After that my life seemed to be just day after day of the same thing, then I picked up a paint brush and started painting.the more I painted the more my life seemed to have more meaning. I have a wife and three kids that love me and I love dearly, but there was still something missing and painting feels that void. So I've accumulated a lot of paintings and my wife has been encouraging me to try and sell some. So I'm trying. Thank you for looking at my art . I feel humbled just to have it on this site.