I consider myself a very successful artist in both vision and technique. I am a painter (oil on canvas) and have had numerous exhibitions, have won international competitions and was honored as Artist of the Year by a major arts magazine. Nonetheless I continue to struggle financially even though I put my heart and soul into my creations. I am hoping you will make a donation to enable me to realize my dream to relocate to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This city offers me far better opportunities for exhibitions and a community of serious art lovers. It is where I should be.