Hello and thank-you for dropping by my gallery. My formal training is for music education then for special education. My last major art class was in the 8th grade. I have taken a few oil painting classes as well as a live llama drawing class as an adult. Much of what I have learned has been either through books, trial and error, or by asking other artists to critique me. My photography officially began after working the summer of 1997 at the Columbus Zoo. I received some great advice from Jack Hannah's personal photographer and set off working on my skills. That was before digital was decent, so most of my early works are not easy to share on here. I have been painting since about 2005. Recently I have found a lot of spare time and felt it was time to work on my drawing skills. I would love nothing more than to find a new career somewhere in the art field, even if as an apprentice or just to work at an art gallery. I do not have formal training, so I cannot expect to have a main career in art, but it is nice to dream. Update: Unfortunately, on Nov 15, 2013, my camera and computer were stolen. I had many pictures of my art on there. I am not replacing my camera at this point. I am still working on my art, however. Once I do feel safe enough to begin replacing items besides my laptop, a camera, though not nearly as nice as the one I had, will be the first thing. Until then, it will be awhile before new art items will be uploaded.