I've been drawing/doodling since I was 3. I took art more seriously after 8th grade when I had an awesome art teacher who showed me the ropes of realism. With that, and my imagination, I've developed a hyper surrealistic style.
I majored in art at Goshen College and earned my B.A. in 1983. Nevertheless, my sketchbooks (doodle books, since I rarely actually "sketch") remain my constant companions, as they are my playground, and I have a backlog of ideas stretching back for decades.