Since my earliest days I've been interested in art and airplanes. My grandmother, for years, treasured a picture I drew of a dog with ears that had been transformed into airplane wings and a propeller for a nose. Oh, yes, I was quite the budding four year-old artist.
When home computers came on the scene in the mid 1980s, being the tech savvy teenager I was, I dove right in on my state-of-the-art Commodore 64 and created "amazing" pixel artwork in a blaze of 256 colors!
Well, never look back! Even after college, when I joined the armed services, art was a force in my life. I initiated the resurgence of hand-painted aircraft nose art, and, to my surprise, ended up receiving the Air Force Achievement Medal for Artistic Endeavor.
Today I work for a university research department turning the ideas of engineers and scientists into something high tech and spectacular.