"My art background is in the field of commercial art. I've spent some 20+ years creating technical illustrations, photos and text for technical publications, the kind of stuff that shows you how to rebuild a carburetor or operate a tractor. I've also spent a number of years actually on the production line of places like International Harvestor building tractors, running drill press, welding, heat treating etc. So, much of my art is borne of or influenced by those processes. There is also a narrative, or visionary element in my pieces. I do have a degree in commercial art but I've pretty much devised my own methods and techniques to create the work that I do."