Rich Sigberman began drawing and painting at a pre-school age, and has been doing it ever since. He’s been an artist and illustrator full time since 1983, when he spent 4 years at the Peninsula Times Tribune illustrating newspaper articles. In 2000, after seeing a Richard Diebenkorn exhibit at San Francisco’s MOMA, he took himself away for a short solo stay in Pt. Reyes with 6 blank pages of watercolor paper, paints, pencils, and brushes and began producing abstracts, often with Payne’s Gray as the major color. The abstracts are much different than the representational art he does, being more free, less structured, and emotional. His influences include Abstract Expressionism, Japanese prints, poster and comic strip art from the turn of the 20th Century, and his own inspiration to create.