I was probably eight years old when I first saw a painting by Salvador DalÓ (The Persistence of Memory). I cut it out of the magazine and taped it to my wall, where I studied it with great fascination. I knew then that I wanted to learn to paint and hoped to be able to make my living as an artist one day. It was a great joy then, having spent many years as an artist, to finally be able to visit Sr. DalÓís home in Cadaquez (several years after his death) and his museum in nearby Figeroa, to see his studio and walk among some of his greatest works in person.
I began doing oil paintings in my teens, mostly simple landscapes to earn some pocket money and to learn various painting techniques. I progressed to copies of some of the old masters...
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