During the summer of 2010 I was not able to find a summer job. I decided therefore to spend my spare time developing some new skills and broadening my artistic horizons. I bought a set of watercolours, a palette, and paper. Everyday the weather was good enough, I went to the lake by my house and painted the same view. Over the last few years I have continued to paint in watercolour and move on to acrylic, working off of photos and en plein air, in America and abroad.