I paint in oils, using a method where I divide multiple images throughout the picture plane. This appeals to me because, it is a means of communicating several different thoughts at once, and I think it is relatable to who we are as human beings (there is a bit of connectivity in it).When asked When did you know you wanted to be an artist? the majority of artists will reply they always wanted to be an artist and were interested in art since they could hold a mark-making instrument. In that I am not special and firmly reside in the majority. Painfully shy as a child, I found that drawing in my notebook relieved the anxiety I felt in the classroom and relished the praise my drawings produced. There was never a question of not being an artist. I have made many experiments with different mediums and have found something that appeals to me with each, but I am always brought back to the intoxicating smell and creamy brushstrokes of oil paint.