In junior high, I found my dad’s copy of Andrew Loomis’s “Figure Study for all it’s Worth.” From there, I began doing figure study, trying to create scenes from the fantasy books I was reading. My high school art teachers focused on copying rather than art fundamentals, so I learned from DeviantArt and Youtube. I went to school for music, completing a BA in Music Performance in 2015. Art was always a way to escape. Currently, I work in mental healthcare and spend my free time practicing art.