The short answer is that I am a self-taught artist. I’ve been drawing my entire life. It was always something I enjoyed doing and invested a lot of time into, which helped me to develop my skills gradually. I took a few art classes in grade school which taught me a lot about drawing from reference, but after that my art education was limited to school electives and lots of practice in my free time. I started painting from life shortly after graduating, teaching myself almost everything I know about watercolor.