In every artist's development one of the first steps is of training, not so much of skills but of how you observe and process of what you see.
As a small child I remember looking out of an airplane and seeing the rain hitting the window. I felt mesmerized by how the water fell onto the window.
Enthralled I would watch how the droplets, distorted the colour as it flowed through it.
I was and continue to be fascinated with blending colour.
As I grew I remember being so bored in school, that I began doodling.
My doodles transformed into an introduction to the tonal varieties of the graphite pencil. I would spend hours drawing, erasing and drawing more.
My initial exposure to painting was paint-by-numbers, of which I quickly outgrew, as I was finding the whole process to be very limiting. I wanted to paint outside the lines. I met a college professor who guided me through the process and enjoyment of creating through paint.
I now experience "The Dance" or the "Painters High" as the zone of creativity, an internal space of a purity of devotion of oneself to a creative activity.
People ask me what medium is and my reply is that I am a "Colourist." I work with any medium and depends upon what I'm interested in at the time.
As a teacher I revel in guiding my students through their own creative process.