My artwork is mainly inspired by a few odd and vaguely European thoughts I have, like, "Wouldn't it be interesting if there was a fish who was accepted as a guest at a tea party? Yes." Also, I enjoy bold colors and small details, both of which I employ in my art and sometimes use as inspiration for entire pieces, such as my painting of the dancer. That particular painting is an appropriation of a painting by Degas, who also inspires me. Other artists who inspire me include: Vincent Van Gogh, Chloe Early, Sarah Ahearn, Tasha Tudor, and Artemisia Gentileschi. Sometimes I am inspired by books. The painting of the submarine descending into the ocean was inspired partly by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. But much of the time I have very few ideas for what to make, which is why I haven't made many things. My favorite medium right now is oil paint on canvas, though I am trying to expand my artistic palette (get it? Art pun J) and use more different kinds of materials and tools. I have been making art since I was a tiny tiny child, practically an infant. One time in first grade someone described me as "a person who likes to draw tall men", though thankfully I'm now past that phase. Mr. Amtmann, the fox does not say anything as foxes do not have mouths. It's tragic, but they've learned to accept it so we should too.