I grew up on a small sheep farm in rural Ohio. Every month, my grandmother, a teacher, would bring home giant sheets of paper that she had used as the background for her bulletin boards for me. Sprawled out on my grandparent’s cellar floor between the shelves of canned tomatoes and jars of homemade peach jam, I would draw on these makeshift canvases. Today, I still work on the floor of my studio drawing on large rolls of paper to create intricate ink on paper figure drawings. I received a BA in Visual Art from Columbia University in 2013 and will receive a BFA in Painting and Drawing from SAIC in 2018.