I paint out of self expression and a desire to capture beautiful creatures and moments. Flowers may wilt and people and pets get older or change, but I can capture the beauty in life just as it is in this moment. I draw and paint boldly not only because I like to, but because it helps me express myself and be in my own world. In this world, only the paints, paintbrushes, canvas and myself exist. For me, being an artist is about escapism and expression through colors, shades and strokes. Nature and everything around me inspires me to capture it as it is right now. Life is fleeting, but a piece of artwork will remain.