I told my mother when I was 5 years old that I wanted to go to art school. Somehow, I knew even then that this was my first love, the thing I would want to do with my life. Drawing was a favorite pastime for as long as I can remember… even leading to my first graphic design job while still in high school. Back then it was done by hand, but I drew the design decal for the high school football helmets. It’s funny, I never realized the connection between my love of drawing (which led to my career in graphic design), and my grandfather beginning and running the local town newspaper. Here I’d like to share some of my drawings from over the years. Some are simple studies, some are finished, nearly life sized portraits.