By Jim Deaton

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-How did you get started in the art world? When I was a toddler my mother was an emerging artist, so at a very young age I was exposed to various aspects of the art world and its culture. Once I felt a brush in my hand, painting became my passion. From then on, it captivated my mind and made me lose sense of time. It gave me an escape from daily life, and allowed my mind to go anywhere I wanted it to go. I remember when I was a kid, maybe ten or eleven, watching “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” and seeing the ocean so full of life. It was the most breathtaking sight I had ever seen. I knew right then my passion had found a purpose.

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