As a young child with Epilepsy, I was at awe by my Aunt's K1000 . So at 4 1/2 years of age my Aunt gave me my first 110 camera. We would go around taking pictures together and she started teaching me what she knew then. As I got older my pictures we not of just taking pictures of farm animals and people I loved. Still I continued to take these kinds but I was taking more pictures with now a Pentax 35 mm film camera. Experimenting with natural light, night photography, filters, and black and white. At this point around 15 , 16 years old. I had already had a picture published , many published in the newspaper, one featured on WTAJ TV 10, and had already won numerous photo contest. Not to mention I had started taking courses whenever I could to learn more. Over my lifetime I think I have taken over a dozen classes on Photography , I learned allot from books and Popular Photography Magazine when it was still being printed. And I continue to experiment with my SLR & DSLR cameras. I had never really done anything more with my photography except contest, wedding photography, and taking pictures now and then of children portraits when my friends wanted me to. I had just considered it a hobby I was very good at. But in late 2013 I found out I had Stage 2 Type Triple Neg. B breast Cancer and Lymphoma Cancer. I made myself then a Buck List and a promise to do more with my Photography if I lived through it. Well in 2014 8 months later I was in remission. But my struggle was not over as cancer changed my body chemistry and made my seizure's worse than ever. But Before this I had sent my art to a museum council and asked them if my Photography had any serious potential as I knew I had talent but not sure on what level. They sent me papers back after several people reviewed my photography including the owned of the Museum and said they considered me to be a Professional Fine Art Photographer! At last a major life achievement and a dream come true! So now here I am . And my goal I am working on is owning my own Portrait studio and Gallery. As well as I want to put my art to good use and inspire others as well as help others. So as you purchase my art work . Please know because of your purchase your helping my dream become reality . As well as helping and enabling me to be able to help others as well. And why not? Because ART comes from the HEART!!!