It was my great fortune, upon moving to this beautiful island, to realize my dream of becoming a full time silversmith. For a time it was glorious. And then, my circumstances changed. (What happened and why it affected my livelihood is briefly described on the next page.) But—how lucky am I?—another great fortune: a new dream came to me, a completely unexpected passion for creating in another medium: paint. Painting enthrals me like silversmithing does, but unlike silversmithing I lack the confidence that only years of learning, practice, and creating brings. So I’m asking for your help to fill some of those gaps. My request of you is detailed on the next page. (Click on the event photo) For reading it, and perhaps considering it, my deepest gratitude.