I am an artist and a teacher. I try to make a living at all the things I love to do. I figured, if you are going to work it should be something you love right?. Music is a huge part of my life(I have played guitar for over 20 yrs)... and I am constantly making it or listening to it...from Phish and the Dead, to Paco de Lucia and BB King, The Meters to The Derek Trucks Band. Being in nature is also a really big part of my life. Especially under the ocean. I scuba dive quite often and it is my place of calm and inspiration for me. I am a marine wildlife artist and you can see some of my work in one of my pictures if you are interested in what kind of work I actually create. Basically, I am looking to find someone to be happy with, laugh and smile and have as much fun as I can. Life is short and I want to get all I can from it. I am loyal, honest and respectful always through and through and a pretty good cook to top it off, or at least so Im told! Im really a big kid at heart... Love to have a good time goofing around but, I have my mature/serious side as well for sure ;) I am looking for a woman who has similar ideas and is real with what they want in life. Someone who really knows who they are, and that who they are, is what you really get.