I began drawing at age 6, and painting in oil and acrylic at age 10. Through my teens and twenties, I studied classical art, the “old masters” and their painting techniques, as well as expressionism, surrealism and Art Nouveau. Since 2006, I have been collaborating with author Kimberlyann Storz-DeAngelo on her books and visual art. I also have an interest in science, space exploration, and the likelihood of life on other worlds. My Extrasolar Sam series explores a unique take on this subject.