My name is Nick Piliero I grew up in the Bronx and Westchester NY. I am 70 yrs. Young and have 2 boys14 and 16 yrs old. I have lived in VT for the past 22 yrs. I am self-taught, thru a death experience I had some years ago. I can't explain it, I don't try, I just know I am doing what I was born to do. My boys inspire me and help me to stay in the moment. I see, I feel, I paint. I don't know how but I manage to paint every day, If you have not noticed COLOR is my thing. I believe there is power and magic in color !!! I have sold numerous paintings all over the world, have been in a NYC gallery, won stuff and all that but it is always my painting that I care about not the money or that other stuff. I never never have sale in mind when I paint. I keep my prices down so most people can afford to have an original. I also donate paintings to the schools and places in my town. I was also a human services worker. I worked with delinquent teens; I was one so it is the perfect job for me!! I now am able to paint full time for a living as I am divorced and extermely happy !...inner peace, quiet mind to you! It is in the journey not the destination! Keep happy, Nick.