I am serving a sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP). My artistic side comes from my Grandfather Carlyle Wingett. He was a fantastic oil painter in the Southwestern Realism style. I was always artistic, but never really devoted myself to it until late in junior high school. In high school, it was mostly technical drawing. I was exploring architectural drafting and studying screen printing and creating advertisements for the school newspaper. I wanted the cartoonist job, but never got it. Later I did carpentry, and wanted to start graphic design.
Unfortunately, I made bad choices and was incarcerated. Arts in Corrections has provided me with many opportunities to paint. Much of my art has been fantasy bad girl art - but my prize piece is a 22" x 30" wood duck that I drew for my father. I am grateful to Artists Serving Humanity for giving me a way to make amends, giving back through my art.
About my childhood photo - In 1982, I waited in line all day to see the movie "ET". The next few months were spent pointing my finger at things and saying "ouch".