I started drawing when I was a kid - I never formally learned it or had anyone in the family that paints or draws. It was just something I did when I was bored. 2006 or 2007 was when I first bought my first canvas and acrylic colors and painted a "real painting"; it was just black circles with colored centers. After that I started painting on canvases and really got into art. One of my first inspirations was Michael Godard, who I was fortunate enough to meet last March at his art show in Las Vegas.