My earliest memory is learning how to draw a house with perspective. Since then, I've been hooked on art of many kinds. From taking courses while I was in college in printmaking, glass forming, pottery and sculpture to fine art, graphic design and jewelry making, art of all kinds has always inspired me.

I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology without the clear sense of personal style that many of my peers had evolved. I could draw anything, paint with any medium and loved the experiment rather than focus on one particular strength. I wasn't afraid to fail and loved to learn what worked well and what didn't, but more importantly, why it worked or failed. I didn't want to be told what the rules of art were, I wanted to figure them out for myself.

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Photo by Andrea Larko