During high school, I began to express my artistic desire, but was quickly discouraged by an art teacher who told me that I did not have the talent to make it as an artist. My passion for art sat dormant for many years, due to those crushing words from one individual.
It wasn't until a crisis, later in life, that left me feeling empty and I began to search my soul to ask, 'what's going to make me happy?'
Remembering my childhood dream, of being an artist, I picked up the paintbrush and began taking classes at Covenant School of the Arts. Soon after, due to the love and nourishment of my art teacher, I discovered that I did indeed have talent!