Self-taught: Bree didn't take an actual art course until the end of her high school career, she'd be sketching and painting long before middile school. Influences: hardly any. She'd rather listen to music than look and read about art history.
I create for a lot of reasons, but mostly because it makes me immensely happy to be able to take photo and turn it into a painting or a drawing. If it's a commission-based work, it's an amazing feeling to see your friend or client's face light up when they see the finished piece - to hear that wonderful noise of glee and lots and lots of thank yous. Art shouldn't always be something that's seen, but felt and if I can make some sort of emotion come alive, then I've done my job.