As most of you know, this is currently my 7th year teaching art at Cody High School, I also taught previously for a year at Ririe High School in Idaho.
Teaching has been an incredible blessing to me and my family as it has enabled me to begin and grow my oil painting career from the ground up while still having the ability to support my family.
It is bitter sweet to let you all know that it's very likely this will be my last year in the public education system so that I can continue to expand and grow my painting career. The number of shows I can participate in and the amount of work I can produce has become quite limited due to my teaching responsibilities, and something has to give.
I will miss many things about teaching, including the wonderful and talented youth, but I am certain this is the best step for us to be taking.
Thank you all for your incredible support and for making this dream a reality, I literally could not have done it without you.