I started painting in 1969 when I was studying architecture in college. I discovered the art of Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch and fell in love with surrealism. I wanted to paint in the technique of the Old Masters (DaVinci, Rembrant, etc.), so I went to the library and found Leonardo’s notebooks and these became my bible. I have been studying them since then and use their techniques in my own paintings.