My professional background is that of serving others as a clinical psychologist. Since childhood, however, I have had a strong passion for art. As such one day I decided to attempt an oil painting of our rescued tuxedo cat, Max. Our beloved Eskie became my next project which reinforced my desire to further develop my skills. Reflecting on my experience from creating these portraits IÕve come to realize that they served to launch an incredible journey for me in the world of art. I now accept commission work as well as continue painting for the intrinsic rewards it offers me.