Who influenced me the most was my Mom. She was into oil painting and water colors. I always had a natural passion to work on Automobiles and observing my brothers. So, when I got my first car, I did a Custom Paint Flame job at the age of only 15 yrs old. Back than, most flame jobs were done on black cars, but I had a 69 AMC Javelin, I painted it *Metallic Gold*, with a green and white flames and it blew everyone away because they never seen it done like that. From than on, others wanted me to paint their cars, motorcycles etc.