My first painting efforts were in watercolor and I also experimented with acrylics (Texas Wieners, 1973 (see Urban Suburban). But while studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and visiting the great European museums with my father I was surrounded with masterful oil paintings. I was astonished and intrigued with oil paints potential that allowed thin delicate layers of paint, which could be utilized, in the subtle development of light and form. There is a tremendous history that underpins oil painting, which adds to its mystery. I use them every day in my practice.