1. You have been an artist for a long time now. How old were you when you started and what in particular sparked your interest in drawing and painting?
I remember illustrating my first "book" (really, a piece of copy paper folded in half) for my dad when I was about 5. He wrote a story about a cat that had selected our family's garage as its maternity ward, and left space for me to draw the pictures. I wanted to draw the cat hiding under the car, but made the mistake of drawing the car first; so the cat turned out as more of a snake with a cat's face. I've been interested in drawing and music for as long as I can remember. It's probably because my parents didn't let me watch more than an hour of t.v. each day and set me up with headphones and records or gave me projects like illustrating the story of the cat.
2. Was there a particular time or piece of work that you created that you felt like your passion for drawing and painting exploded?