Rendering portraits is my passion, and a true portrait can display a life's journey. Capturing a person's life through an expression is my ambition, although I lacked the skill set in my younger years. Until my eleventh year, when I met a professional portrait artist: Bill Kufahl. Observing my natural ability, Kufahl decided to take me under his wing. In my thirteenth year, I accepted my first commission of a toddler with the deepest cobalt blue eyes. I still can recall such a deep sense of accomplishment that dawned my art career. For seven years I studied under Bill Kufahl, upon my eighteenth year I embarked into the art world with his knowledge/expertise.