My first experience drawing with chalk was influenced by a childhood friend, someone I grew up with surfing and talking with. He was a Jehovah's Witness and had some pretty extreme ideas on things. He was also an amazing artist. He taught me how to use chalk, and it has since become my go-to-medium. Over the years my process has developed and grown; but, when waking from a dream, having the desire to illustrate an idea, or even wanting to capture a scene that just won't leave my head, thankfully, I always have this one immediate medium to come back to in order to express my mind's eye.