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I began drawing when I was five years old and created my first watercolor at age thirteen. I developed a style and technique of my own in watercolor called ‘basket weave’ strokes. Painting layer upon layer of small, cross-hatched strokes creates a unique, three-dimensional effect in my artwork. As a self-taught artist, I find inspiration to paint from family stories, traditional dances and our native lifestyle. I also like to paint old and new subject matter together to create contemporary works. My father was my biggest fan, always encouraging me that whatever I did in life, to do the best that I could do. He said to never change my art and my vision, and I still follow his advice.