Since childhood my grandma encouraged me in the arts. I studied art all through high school, university and college. I have a degree in Graphic Design and have been working in the field for 20 years. In my spare time I paint. I call my style of painting spiritualism. Even though painting a bowl of fruit or a landscape is all and good, I like to bring interest into my paintings and let the painting develop as it goes in a free spirited way. I find it interesting to see what it develops into. Funny enough most times it comes in the form of birds. Birds are free spirits, so I can see how the painting would come out that way. My only reason to paint is because I enjoy it.