As an artist without a degree or formal training, but does not like the term "self taught", credit must be given to those in my early years, provided encouragement and support by praising my sketches and paintings. Thanks to the teachers who recognized the interest in my need to create something on a blank sheet of paper (or to modify the content of the textbooks). Thanks to my parents, who were talented in their own right, to spark creativity. Acknowledgement also goes to those that say they "cant draw a straight line with a ruler" for reminding me that a gift should not be squandered. Thanks to my family for their patience as i spend time with "art stuff", and especially my wife for dedicating a good chunk of house for my studio.