My Chronicle as an Artist

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary—Pablo Picasso

2: Preparing for art school...

After leaving university, I set off for Chicago, with a conviction that I wanted to study art....How i would enter this great institution and with what means, was still rather vague.  I worked odd jobs and, for the first time in my life, rode many elevated and underground trains .  My point of view changed.  Over the next 2 years, I created a portfolio of works on paper to submit for graduate school admission.  These works started in black and white and evolved into color, and I assuaged my homesickness for the Virginian Blue Ridge by intertwining their soft  graceful curves with the pulsating city lights and linear midwest plains.