I am a visual artist. I paint, draw and make the occasional collage. I became interested in art as a youngster who admired his father’s taste for art. This led me to the San Francisco Art Institute where I received a BFA in painting in 1996. It should suffice to say that I love the drama that paints produce and that I feel glad when I’m able to make that drama happen. But I should probably also tell you that I am currently influenced and humbled by tattoo art, the Old Masters, Japanese woodblock printing and especially Nature.