I began painting black and white prints through the inspiration of a very special man (Ken Papaleo). At the the time, I saw it as a new medium to express photography but it became much more than that. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of color and composition. It has allowed me to express my obsession with digital art and combine it with the raw stroke of a brush. All original photographs are black and white then each colorful detail is hand painted back into the image.