I am 30 years old as I am writing this in September 2022. I am originally from the state of Michigan. I moved to Sioux Falls last year amid rising costs in Nashville, Tennessee, where I lived previously. After I moved to South Dakota I started to produce art in my spare time. I carved wood, painted, drew with pastels and pencils, all the while experimenting with diverse materials, tools and mediums until I found what I was comfortable with. Lately I have been painting on pima cotton fabric with inks and dyes. I also use some pastel pencil. It is similar to a soft, very fine canvas. I don't expect to become rich from producing art or even to make a living. I am aware that many full-time artists never become financially successful in their lifetimes. That is why I labor for my daily bread, and I would recommend any struggling artist to do the same until he or she has established themselves. I have donated much of my art to Active Generations, and some of my art can be seen on the walls there. I also read quite a bit, and have dabbled in writing, so I made a listing here in the literary section.