You have been influenced by art from an early age – what art galleries influenced you in particular?
The Tweed Museum when I was a kid was filled with work that was relevant to the 'time'. Lots of '60's and '70's period work. Modern painting, sculpture and ceramics. Also loved the 'Mountie' paintings (although they have about nothing to do with my creativity). You should look them up!
My dad grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and we would go up to Canada and visit my grandparents and other family every summer. The images from those rides across the endless prairie are still part of my creative nature today. Strangely enough though, I used to draw all the time when I was a kid. Drawings of big old houses were a favorite. I did lots of 'lettering' teaching myself Calligraphy and Old English. The nature of doing an abstract work is something I am still developing.