Happy New Year and thank you so much for visiting my website and this page! I am very excited to share my passion with you so let me first tell you a bit more about myself, where my art stems from and what drives the paint brush!
I have always been a bit artistic; growing up I sketched and doodled a lot. I'm a Coach/Personal Trainer and former athlete who loves pop culture, anime, and an array of other "Nerdom". In 2019 when I tragically lost my brother, I found it hard to focus any passion into anything I enjoyed. My brother was my greatest fan and biggest supporter; he had encouraged me with everything I was good at in life, from martial arts to the arts themselves.
Not long after his passing, I was invited to a paint night event and something sparked inside me like nothing had before. It had seemed as if I discovered a new talent, or at least awakened an old one! Within just a few months, I was being commissioned for paintings as I honed my art. In 6 months time, I landed a gig in an actual studio, teaching classes!
With the pandemic/Covid shutting down events and studios,
I utilized the time off to build my dream and welcome a new opportunity in starting my own business. As a single father raising an Autistic young man, I want to do what I can to show him he can "be his own man". I look forward to sharing it with you all soon as you "discover your creativity" with PNW Paint Night!