I was born in Maine. Other than going to college in NH to get a Bachelor of Art degree in graphic design with minors in drawing and art history, I have been in Maine since. I have always been into art. I have created many prints of lighthouses, etc., and I have even written and illustrated my own children’s books. Prior to Christmas 2016, my wife made some wreathes to sell at a stand in Camden. We had some clam shells sitting around. She handed me some and said, “Draw something on these.” I drew a couple lighthouses and the Mt. Battie Tower in Camden. I posted a photo of them on a local Facebook group page. I had 45 orders in 2 days!