That gateway you passed I call freedom. Some of the early professionals in my journey for survivorship called me atypical. That doesen't bother me anymore.
Enjoyed your realism in life and success with pigments. Haven't been able to pick up the brushes in four years, but old interests and pasttimes are returning again.
Tried to view your works but anouncements only so hope you can post a few, or maybe I just didn't find yours.
Sounds like you found the rewards of triumph located beyond the pitfalls of dispair.
Have fun getting everything ready and during the showing.
Doug>ASA Survivor (1x)
ECV 6001/MaTuCa Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus
"What Say the Brethren"
"Hang the Bastards"