Being a visual person, I've always liked drawing, artwork, and artistic things. I enjoy creating abstract, impressionism's, and surreal visions.
I attempted painting some odds and ends when I was a teenager, but never really tried painting "for real",
My parents were both artistic but kept it to themselves, never pursuing their talents. Fearing the same and hearing friends and family telling me to take it to the next level, I went out and bought a few canvas's, paints and brushes and gave it a shot. I watched a few artists on line and watched their instructional videos but never took any formal training (other than 8th grade art class :))
I can't believe how much I enjoy it. I get great satisfaction from creating visions that we just don't see in everyday life. I like taking ideas and situations and mixing it up to create a surreal/abstract moment. I started during my Christmas vacation 3 years ago and have been hooked ever since.
For a couple years now I've taken part in the "Art Scene" It's become a great new way to meet people and make new friends at the gallery and through the businesses displaying my work.