I was born in Reno Nevada. I had my first desire to be an Artists at the age of 4. My Uncle was coloring with me in my coloring book and I remember thinking it was some kind of magic how he could blend colors so gently or harshly to get different looks to his pictures, and I deeply desired to be able to do the same.
I began doing 'real' atwork at the age of 13, encouraged by the art teacher at my junior high, to come after schooI and paint, if I wished, since we 7th graders were not allowed electives until the 8th grade. She saw me hovering round the classroom all the time and was generous enough to stay late so I could paint.
The very first medium I learned was oils. I continued art clases all through High School, along with...
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