In December 2018, while coaching the Aurora High School Ski and Snowboard Team, I had a bad fall on the hill that shattered my left shoulder. Recovery was long and painful. I had to leave my high school teaching career for a year. As I slowly regained physical strength and mobility, I realized I still carried psychological wounds that needed to be addressed, so I embarked on another healing journey: channelling the restorative power of creative art, specifically abstract decorative painting. I started with simple rectangular tiles. Next, I turned to rock—beach pebbles, field stones, slabs of quarried slate–then to wood, and finally, to traditional panels and canvas. With no formal training, I developed an extremely detailed style based on pointillism and mandalas. Amazingly, my stuff has found a receptive audience. I have been commissioned to execute a number of artistic projects, both big and small. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy its creation.