Artists who have influenced me are: Claude Monet, Gwen Frostic, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Keith Guo Ji Liang, Annie Vallotton, and Vera Neumann. I discovered the art of Claude Monet on the back of a Reader's Digest magazine. Later, I checked out every book on art and architecture, a few at a time, from the library in Jackson, Michigan. One of my favorite styles of painting is Impressionism, which has such beautiful colors.