My road in life has been direct.
Was a small kid, knew he wasn't going to be picked first in sports; developed the greatest endurance to make up for small stature.
Says practicing endurance, making himself sit down and doing things for extended periods of time helped his painting down the line.
"Had a lot of doubts," thought he should be a writer, wrote for his college newspaper in graduate school.
Even as he started to realize art was his passion, he wrote art criticism-writing was safer, he didn't think his art was good enough.
Loves the freedom that being an artist affords: he can pick how often and when to paint, he travels often.
Says some artists work like businesses: focus on brand, end product; he works in the opposite mindset, loves the process.
Isn't afraid to change his mind about his art; he'll sand away three years of work if he has a better idea for a painting.
Says we're all 99.999% the same; it's your job to find that .001% that makes you different and act on it.