I have always been fascinated by animals and when I was a small child I watched dozens of documentaries. PBS' Secret Weapons and National Geographic's The Sharks were among my absolute favorites. I also loved dragons and spent most of my time drawing them, I continue to love drawing them to this day. My love for animals and creatures in general led me to watch Science Fiction and Horror films. I watched Alien when I was about six and I loved it. Alien had a huge influence on me and my art and from then on I have enjoyed bringing into existence my own nightmarish creatures.