My name is Erick Pontvianne. I have been interested in the arts since I was very young . I have been drawing since grade school and started painting about nine years ago. I like challenges and problem solving in my art work, anything that really gets me thinking about how I am going to create an illusion and make the piece successful and unique. Artwork will always turn out better when you paint what you like so I always try to involve interesting textures and subject matter in my paintings. Realism is my goal but I always do my best to show what colors can be seen. Patience is key.