coffee on canvas board. My son and I after an IED blast, detaining of 2 locals, and preparation to return to a FOB.
In 2012, PTSD drove me back to pencil drawing that I embraced 25 years before. By 2016, I experimented with coffee painting, hard, soft and oil pastels. My first book published August of 2016. November of 2016, I finished my first oil painting.
Coping through Art
My creative endeavors provide respite from intrusive memories. Conversely painting pictures of my son and I in combat aid in calm, meditative processing of emotions, thoughts, and memories.