I'm originally from Calgary, I sold my house and gave up a career in property Management for my art. but I call Vancouver home right now. My background is a little tragic but I have learned to harness that pain and the channel it into something good. I've been knocked down more times than I care to admit but every time I do, I come back swinging. I moved here to pursue my passion for art. I always loved drawing as a child. It helped deal with all my crazy emotions. I came to Vancouver with my dog Khan and I haven't looked back. I took a game art design course but like most people here, I couldn't find work. So I found work anywhere, just trying to keep us feed. I would do commissions for extra money and work a lot of side jobs. When things got rough I decided to get back into property management, just so I could get the debt collectors off my back. Thankfully, it has given me the stability I needed to dedicate myself to my craft again. I love trying different styles and different art forms. I wake up every day looking forward to trying something new and I have never felt more like I am on the right path than I do right now.
My biggest inspiration is my late brother. He was three years older than me but died from lung cancer. He was the toughest man I ever knew. I don't know anyone who could live so carefree but so smart with money and responsible. It was short but it felt like he lived a full life. He was my roommate, my boss and he was my best friend. Life is too short to dwell on the past. I have found no better teacher than pain. No greater lessons can be learned than through healing. Time alone can not heal all wounds, if not tended too it may turn into a nasty scar or a wonderful reminder. Inspiration follows no clock, it can come at any moment from a smile or tear at a funeral. If you look long enough you can find the light in the night and even in beauty in death. I hope my art can inspire you to look for beauty in places, most people wouldn't think to look.