As long as I can remember I've always been a visual and hands on learner. After I attended a trade school for antique restoration and wood finishing I started combining what I had learned with painting. There are many different techniques I apply to manipulate the paint, but I like to keep most of it to myself. Some of them I've learned through my schooling and others I've learned through my own experimentation. I feel that music, nature, meditation, emotions, space, and color in general influence me on levels I can't articulate.