I was surrounded by art at an early age since my father was an animator on Walt Disney animated films such as Fantasia, so my environment was filled with magic markers, pastels, watercolor paints and more. As a master painter, he was a big influence on me. I remember drawing from around the age of 5 or 6. I love working in a spontaneous, loose and bold fashion, with lots of bright colors. I especially like the freedom that painting with watercolors gives me. I enjoy working in black and white as well. I sketch and draw daily, and for me, work has got to be fun.