Earlier this year, I was introduced to Kingmade Jerky by my good friend and local golf pro Jarred Reneau. I really didn't think much of it at the time, and didn't even try any on my first encounter with the beef jerky. It wasn't until weeks later when I was playing in a golf outing that I was finally convinced to try it. I have to say it's some really good jerky! It's the kind of beef jerky that keeps you coming back for more. As I was crushing my first bag of Kingmade, Reneau was telling me the story of Jeff King, the man behind the jerky. As I'm listening to the story, I immediately think about my "Tee Up What Drives You" series that I have been working on for the last year. I thought to myself, here's a guy who is pursuing a dream and using golf as a platform to establish his jerky business. Jeff's story embodies exactly the idea of what my series, "Tee Up What Drives You" means.
As an artist, I too am chasing a dream and ironically, like Jeff it is all coming out of my kitchen. Yes, my current studio is in my kitchen. In fact, the last dozen paintings I have painted have all come out of my personal kitchen just as Jeff's first batches of jerky came out of his.
Jeff's story of using golf as a platform is something he and I have in common. His story inspired my latest Tee Up What Drives You painting. I am a believer in chasing your dreams and allowing God to do his mighty work. I truly believe that if you work hard and you put others before yourself that great things can happen. It's all about sharing your passion with others so that they too can be inspired to create and pursue happiness. Thank you Jeff King for your story and your continued success in ''Teeing up what drives you".