I felt like I didn't paint as much as I wanted this past year but when reviewing my site, I worked and finished 11 paintings, half portraits/nudes and the balance oysters. Feel pretty good about it. One of my goals this year is to only paint, so I hope to do even more work. I have 1 nude and 3 portraits started, 3 oysters and a commission. To accomplish this, the best advice I've been given is to not give so much priority to the small shit, meet and call people instead of emailing them, focus on taking care of myself and enjoying my family and friends. This will increase my satisfaction with life, my piece of mind and therefore help with my productivity. I want to thank everyone who has given me artistic opportunities beyond my wildest dreams. I'm grateful more than ever. I wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year. Peace. ✌🏻️

Lets not be great again. Let's be great now.

What a bitch I am to complain about the day to day stresses, politics and money! I have it good. I can have oysters delivered to my door.

Many people in this country have nothing. No hope, food or jobs and they are scared for their future. My words may not convey my emotions, but I sincerely hope that on Thanksgiving people will come together to realize how lucky we are instead of bitching about the election.

We all want hope. It's a simple word and an amazing emotion. As naive as this may sound, I believe when our hopes are satisfied then we can begin to see each other as humans who are just trying to do their best in life. This hope can help us stop fighting each other. Lets not be great again. Let's be great now.

Happy Thanksgiving.