What are your earliest memories of art? How did you become an artist yourself?
Matt: My earliest memory of art occurred when I was 3 or 4. My mother hired her brother, my Uncle Phil, to paint my bedroom and I asked him to paint some cowboys on the wall, which he flatly refused.
I was influenced by my mother, who informed me of beauty by pointing out the striking scenes of factory buildings in the sunset or dilapidated buildings and tenements silloueted in the light of the sky.
Janet: I have no idea why, but when I was quite young, maybe six years old, I started asking my mother for paint. It was a sort of desperate need. I really don’t know where it came from but there are many artists in my family, including my father. I have an early memory of my cousin showing me how to color many shades of blue with just one crayon. I remember it impressed me as being quite beautiful. Read More