Jared Ryan Shaw by nature is an artist, having dabbled in several creative careers including acting, music, consulting and promoting. Jared’s success is all these industries is indicative of his adaptability, likeability, unparalleled work ethic and determination to succeed. Through all these experiences he has maintained one true identity; Jared is a seeker of truth through creation. While Jared has hit life’s highest highs, he has also fallen to its lowest lows. As an open heart surgery survivor, Jared combines a fighter’s mentality with a passionate appreciation for life. With a blank canvas, he began to create. Ignoring the paintbrush beside him, Jared squeezed the energy of his soul into the black acrylic tube in his hands, and instantaneously he coined this act “paint-stained emotions.” While existential thoughts swirled, and curiosity peaked his attention, he was left in a state of self-reflection. He describes this time as “…an artist coming out of [him], but [not] understanding what the artist was.” As the paint flowed out of the tube, so did his emotional grief and achievements; he felt something that he’d never felt before, something that the great highs from his past lives could not compare to. He felt his pure artistic energy and vowed to forever feed it.