Born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, gh fiLben studied art at an early age. He loved the self abstract expressionism that painting allowed. He graduated from John Marshall High School and West Virginia University. gh fiLben has an original 48x60x1 abstract, acrylic and mixed media on canvas called "One Green Circle" hanging proudly in Stansbury Hall on the WVU campus. Now residing in St. Louis, Missouri, he considers himself a self taught artist who works in a wide variety of mediums. His explosive paintings and mixed media art are self representing and unconventional. He likes to use his 1800's era beer bottle to create his mysterious circles that can be found throughout his many paintings. "My process for me is emotional. I like to sit in my studio, with soft music playing in the background and stare at the blank canvas. This allows for my deep thoughts and the creation process to spill out of me. It is very therapeutic."