"In my family, the interest in art dates back to my grandfather, who passionately collected 20th century contemporary art. His passion was passed on to my parents and even as a small child, I found myself hauled around to galleries and museums that were showing important art exhibits all over Europe and the US. 

I remember one occasion, when I got "parked" with French artists in the Haute Provence, where I learnt a considerable amount about composition and color, being allowed to flail away with their paints and brushes. Other than this rather unconventional way and a short period of studying art history at the Université de la Sorbonne in Paris, I have not had any formal art training.

Although I find my inspiration mostly in nature and the natural beauty out there, I can get quite excited about 20iest Century expressionism and "all things pop art" ."