David Mann, Taylorsville, UT Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement I never thought about painting until after taking a class that focused on principles of color and mixing paint. One day we were given the opportunity to paint whatever we wanted and I was hooked. I love to explore color, shapes, texture, and patterns through the mediums of paint and ink. I do not fancy myself an "artist" but rather someone who enjoys a hobby. The artists that inspire me the most are Claude Monet and Wassily Kandinsky. I am currently pursuing a BS in urban planning and eventually a MS in architecture.