“The desire to paint Fine Art, however, was in my heart, so my wife and I went in search of inspiration. Selling everything, we bought an old sailboat and travelled throughout Florida in search of a new life. We found that life in – of all places – a rough and tumble commercial shrimp dock. I worked as a manual laborer there, unloading boats for 10 years."
"It was a Steinbeck novel come to life – full of hope and tragedy and the drive to overcome great odds by a tough, self-sufficient group of working people that I came to love and admire. These people gave me the great gift of inspiration for my art, which will always be dedicated to their tireless spirit to persevere."*
*Take from Mullet Beach Gallery webpage