I remember my first day in kindergarten, we were asked to draw a flower. I looked at how every one did theirs and then drew mine and since then I started teaching my self how to draw by looking at nature and copying what I saw. Much later in life I was told I should go and learn how to oil paint so I started to teach myself how to stretch canvas and prime and oil paint.
I experimented with other coloring materials as well, such as water color, soft pastel and more but my favorite remains to be oil painting.
I sold some of my paintings here and also over seas as well as a few custom order paintings. One of the most enjoyable parts for me is passing on what I learned to the younger generations; how to be creative and use different techniques and materials or to combine different materials and ideas together.
I have been teaching since 1987 part time different subjects such as a second language, basic science and engineering as well as Art.
For me teaching Art is when I engage with the students the most because you learn more about their passion and imagination, interests and more.
I use nature and spirituality in my paintings. Engineering runs in my blood from my father, which allows me to enjoy building my own canvases. When I oil paint it is my most treasured time to relax and meditate. It comes naturally and every one should try it as a therapeutic way to relax, whether they are born with that talent or not.
My 2 children also inherited a strong artistic talent. One is a very skilled film editor and the other is a creative writer among other things.