I began drawing at the age of 5. Maybe earlier. Always with the endeavor to be better... and mostly to be able to draw Snoopy better than my brother. During those days I always viewed painting as something unreachable... something to be afraid of. I first saw a picasso oddly enough on an episode of Muppet Babies when I was 7 or 8... kermit was an artist or something like that. I knew at that moment - that was me.
I began painting at the age of 15. Now with the endeavor to become better and paint realistically - to paint like the old master... and mostly to impress my teachers. ( I never did impress them - and for the most part was always mostly ignored by them... at least it's my perception of the memory. )