I am a self-taught artist. I trained myself so it is possible to do what I love. I didn’t get an opportunity to study art in college. I learned some basics in my high school art class. That is the only training I can say I’ve ever had. In the tenth grade, I won a state-wide art contest and never looked back. My influences are everything I see, feel and experience.
Painting for me is an activity that gives me more pleasure and emotional/intellectual engagement than anything else I had ever come across, and that I could actually support myself doing so.