What gets me out of bed in the morning is my art career. I love being an artist and despite the current pandemic necessary shut downs closing the previous methods for showing and selling my work, and adding on top of that my battle with Cancer, it is my art that keeps me looking forward and excited about my achievements. I am definitely compelled to make art and being able to find new ways to show and sell have kept me focused on the positive goals I have. I work hard to keep my art in front of people and have appreciated those who have purchased it. I also appreciate my connections with galleries, curators and viewers who continue to show interest. My work is symbolic and very personal, so it is the bonus of knowing that others relate to my images enough to want to show and buy that validates my efforts. Being an artist saves me.