My painting, Hyperion, was selected out of thousands of entries to be part of the 12th Annual ADC ART COMES ALIVE Exhibition, an international, juried fine-art competition and exhibit that awards the best emerging and professional artists. It was an unbelievably magical event that was such a source of inspiration. I was thrilled and honored to receive the Summit Award which recognizes established artists that have persevered and have to worked hard to hone their craft. This award recognizes my dedication to art, while still celebrating that I have so much more to contribute. Thank you to the ADC Fine Art team and to all the jurors. This is just the motivation to I needed to keep going and taking big risks.