My love of painting really started with my mother who was an amateur painter and a lover of Art and Theatre. Living in New York, we would frequent the museums and stages, viewing in these places the world’s greatest artists. At a very young age, I began to draw and paint. Attending university, I majored in Theatre and Art, intending to work in set design, which relied on architectural types of drawings. When I completed school I toured Europe. While in Amsterdam I viewed the Van Gogh exhibit and saw “Crows Over Wheat Field”. I spent an entire day mesmerized by that painting, which is quite a small piece of work. I never before realized that texture and colour in a painting could literally jump off the canvas and catch me by the throat. That painting changed forever my approach to my own work which to this day, is still a work in progress.