Let me introduce myself. I am an artist , designer and teacher. I have worked in the creative industries most of my career. I received my formal training from Purdue University with a BA in Art and Design which gave me the foundation in painting. I used my Masters degree from University of Santa Clara to help me understand about man and nature. One of the old masters that has influenced me is Van Gogh. I have studied his techniques while studying overseas. I use a similar technique of painting with a palette knife frequently. Many of my landscapes are painted on location. My floral still life oil paintings are painted in the studio.