I am sharing this news with a very heavy heart today, dear friend, former employer and the beautiful soul that first gave me a chance to show my art to the public, Pat Johnson, of Deep Ecology has passed away. Pat gave me a job on the North Shore as a Dive Master and Boat Captain at a time when I was trying to also build my art career and was always so understanding and gracious to me to help me blossom into the artist I am today. I will always be forever grateful to her for allowing me to show my art in the store when most people thought nothing of it and I could barely sell originals on ebay for $50. Pat always believed in me and my business and has been supporting my art career since literally day 1 and continued with me 15 years later. I will miss you dearly. Rest in Peace with Aloha Pat.