Retired professional full-time portrait artist. I was recently diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (grave muscle weakness), a disease where your own body's immune system attacks the your muscles. As a result, I'm stepping back from my business and closing my studio.
Doing 3D renders in DAZ and Poser started when I first became sick at the start of 2018. It is a distraction from my symptoms, and I'm not under any pressure or deadlines to get things done.
I used to enjoy travel, bicycling, cooking (which I can still do in short bursts), photography (again, in short bursts), hiking and painting (which I now do digitally). I'm determined to do something with my time even if my strength is greatly limited.
My wife is my biggest supporter. She helps me come up with ideas to render and paint.