I’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.