2015 did a number on me and my family. It stacked up to be one of the most difficult and heartbreaking times of my life. Sleepless nights in the studio lead to some of the most colourful and playful works I'd ever created. Don't be misguided; finding time to work was not a luxury to me, quite the opposite. Professionally it was a HUGE success, with my first solo show in Seattle, at Alki Arts on 1st Avenue. New fans, clients and cheerleaders became little beacons of light. I don't always know how it is that my optimistic nature comes to surface in times most would think to retreat? In retrospect though I can see it in my work and that's more than I could have hoped for.