The following information was submitted in May of 2006 by the artist:
I started my interest in art at the age of nine when my mother gave me a book of works by Andy Warhol. The imagery and color had me hooked on a type of art I was not familiar with.
Before attending college, I studied abroad for 6 months in Italy and then graduated the University of Kansas with a double major in Painting and Art History. My biggest inspiration and reason I continued in art was my Advanced Drawing & Painting Professor, Roger Y. Shimomura. His combination of the Japanese culture & Pop Art, was the most unique type of work I had been exposed to at that time and has influenced me more than any other living a
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