Today I am leaving my adopted home town of Minneapolis, MN. My beautiful wife Athena ( of Such Good Dogs 🙂 ) and I have decided to try and live our dreams. Athena wanted to become a professional dog trainer, and I wanted to become a professional artist. We are now the people we have always wanted to be, and knowing that, we understand how much more we can become.
Both of us have had the pleasure of truly knowing some of the coolest people in this city. We both would not be the people we are without the true friendships we have built here in Minneapolis. We love you all, and we are very sad to leave you. Albeit, we are family, and we will never simply leave you behind. Our home is yours.
I moved to Minneapolis in the fall of 1996 to become an artist.
This is my last oil painting I will complete in Minneapolis. It is meaningful to me if only for that reason. During the last 17 years I taught myself how to oil paint anything I want, anything my mind can see. I have total control of my medium, and with that I am able to truly use my philosophy to communicate through the aesthetics of composition. Now I am going to speak my mind.
Thanks Minneapolis, I have been able to live the life of interesting dreams. For everything you have given me, I am continually grateful. I should be arriving in Maui, Hawaii in a few hours. Athena and I are going to build a beautiful life together…a life of happiness and productivity in our chosen fields.