About greatful art
When I was 16 years old, I auditioned for and was accepted into a choral group made up from people all over the United States. We spent 3 weeks touring and singing in the greatest cities in Europe. The trip took me through Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France, and England. I sang in Notre Dame and Westminster Abbey. I ate cow tongue and drank espresso. I rode on the Autobahn. I danced in a conga line at the Moulin Rouge. I stood in awe of the Alps and the Jungfrau. I marveled at the picturesque scenery of Heidelberg. I attended the parade for the Grand Duchy in Liechtenstein. I wept at Dachau.
Thus started my love of travel and photography.
When I graduated from high school, I had the difficult decision of whether to study Engineering or Music in college. I chose Computer Engineering at Auburn University with a minor in Vocal Performance and have spent the last 25 years in Information Technology. At one point in my career, a former boss sought me out for a job at a major airline. I had no idea what was in store for me but it turned out to be not just a job, but a stretch of cultural and inspirational experiences. During the 9 years I worked there, I was extremely fortunate to be able to travel all over the world. It was commonplace to come to work on Monday, ask “how was your weekend?” and hear, “It was great, I went to Paris for the weekend” or “I went to New York for lunch”. The pace was exhausting but the constant need for the sites and sounds of far away places was addicting. My camera was the first thing I packed.
As my career progressed, the pull between spending every day in a corporate position or spending my time creating art became stronger. On the weekends, I started painting, organizing my photos, and developing my business. I recently left the demands of my corporate office to follow my passion - to create GREAT art.
I am grateful to God for giving me talents and providing the opportunities in my life to use them. I am grateful to my parents for their immense financial sacrifice and faith to send me to Europe when I was 16, for their unwavering support of my decisions, and for their unconditional love. I am grateful to my family and friends, who have touched my life with wisdom and happiness and I am grateful to the friends I haven't met yet, who admire my work.
** Logo drawn, designed, and created by Edward Robinson Studios **