Photos by Derek Fulmer

My friend Derek and I spent a recent morning and afternoon together hanging out in my studio and around Logan Square where I live. I had a great time doing the photo shoot and typically I have an awful forced smile when I'm having posed shots taken but he was a great photographer and made me feel super comfortable. We also had some good talks about what art and our work means to us; since I typically am a hermit and work by myself it was nice to sit and paint and have this discussion. It made me realize that I need to reach out more to my creative friends for these sorts of discussions, I typically work by myself and don't look for critique before I move on to the next piece. Definitely time to change that!

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