Never will I forget the bad times and the deep scars.
I entered my first contest in 4th grade and won. I continued my art into high school. I joined the service and ended up in Vietnam. When I was honorably discharged I had no interest in painting. I suffered a stroke and was diagnosed with PTSD. The Palo Alto VA in Menlo Park offered Art Therapy so I joined the class.
Coping through Art
With the help of Jeff Stadler I soon had an interest in painting again. Art Therapy has given me an outlet to express my pain that has been held inside for decades, it's now on canvas.