I have combined my love and passion for intense activity and various art mediums to make a living and live a life fulfilled. The great outdoors is my church and the flora and fauna is the choir. I paint while trail running and hiking (sometimes at the same time) in the wide and beautiful canvas of the southwest. I use Masonite boards and carry all materials on my back. When I paint, I am focusing on releasing and then capturing the spirit and energy within a subject. On my trail running and painting adventures the combined activities provide an unparalleled nirvana-like state, one where pragmatic thinking and intuitiveness flow effortlessly. As a writer, I have published my first novel Birds Like Us, The Pi Phillecroix Story about a flightless pigeon born into a very famous family of French fliers who walks from Paris to the UK to try and safe her beloved father’s life. I am currently working on a second novel. My eclectic background also includes acting, writing, directing and producing for theatre and film. I have over fifteen years experience as a learning and development professional and I regularly coach both adults and teens.

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"Be 100% responsible for your own happiness."

Daisaku Ikeda, President of SGI International. He is a compassionate philosopher, writer, human rights activist and leader who has dedicated his life to the happiness of all people.

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