From the outpouring of support I received since releasing a statement in April about my health and my business, I want to update all who have been asking where I am and what I’m doing.
The unexpected diagnosis of end stage kidney failure in January sent my life in a direction I never imagined. Following an auction in April and race weeks in May,
I, regretfully, closed the doors to my gallery to focus on getting well for myself, my family and my career.
A lot has transpired over the summer. Aside from moving, it has not been easy to take on a rigorous dialysis schedule plus keep up with the multitude of doctors’ appointments and medical tests required to clear me for a kidney transplant or perhaps, hopefully, a kidney/pancreas transplant. I pray sharing my journey will inspire others to press on through similar circumstances.
One of the things I have enjoyed the most about my career over the years is the people interaction. The gallery provided so many of those opportunities, but I plan to keep my work visible and spend time with the fans for right now at special events, personal appearances and pop up displays.Everyday I continue to draw, paint and design from my home studio, which I appreciate for being able to spend extra time around my kids.
Juggling so much at once became very overwhelming. Thank you to everyone who has waited patiently to find out where we are and how to contact us. A new website will launch soon featuring my art from years past and new releases as they come off the drawing table.
Please continue to keep up with me through social media, e-mail, or even snail mail still works. I’m very appreciative for all of the caring thoughts, cards, letters, and donations I’ve received, encouraging me through this challenging time. I’m certainly looking forward to the next chapter as it unfolds in coming months.