Art WalkI’ve always had a passion for art.  I loved drawing as a child and continued to love to create little works of art as an adult. As a young teen, I started watching Bob Ross!  I used to love watching him make happy little trees and mountains all in half an hour.  I used to paint along with him, however, as I didn’t have oil paints I used watercolors.  I would make a paste out of the watercolors to try and get a similar thickness/density to the paint.  One day, my mother bought me some acrylics so I could follow along using that.

Eventually, I finally invested in oil paints and was able to create the happy landscapes of Bob Ross’s world.  Starting with watercolors and working all the way up to oils gave me a really good understanding (self-taught) of how the different mediums worked, and the different effects you can achieve with them.  Another huge influence on me is Brian Froud.  I love his magical and beautiful drawings.  They inspire me to see the beauty and magic in everything.