As many of you know, I've embarked on the largest artistic journey of my life in mid 2016 when I decided to paint the most comprehensive series on Dante's Inferno. At the time, I wondered if people were taking me at my word. Now, over 18 months later, the public is finally starting to understand the scope of what I've taken on. However, the most challenging dilemma for me is how do I engage in a project this large without it disrupting my life. Sadly, the answer is that there is no way for it not to. In the last year, I was forced to take on a lot of commission work in order to keep my family supported while I was also working on this project. The result? I was only able to complete less than 5 of my projected total of 12 each year. If I do not find other ways to support this project, it may not be completed in time for the 700the anniversary in 2021. The importance of having the series on schedule is to make certain I'm ready for the show in Florence, Italy and the venues set up in the states. This is why I've decided to start a Patreon account. Your monthly support, no matter what level, will enable me to see this project to the end, and grow a larger audience, which will only secure the success of the published book and the notoriety of the series. Thank you so much for your support.