"Family" 2016, acrylic on wood, 19.5x68"
How did you get into debt?
I have a mortgage I applied for before economic decline happened in public education, a car (bought used) with payments, and a very high amount of credit card debt.
"Sisters" 2016 acrylic on canvas board 11x17"
Describe your art practice
I teach public high school art in the lowest paid district in the state, with deductions for retirement and healthcare causing my pay to go backwards year after year. I paint on the side of my career with influence from my students for my own personal therapy.
"Snow White and Rose Red" 2016 acrylic on cardboard 28x36"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes. Right now I work on materials I either find or buy cheap. My paints are student quality and my time is limited due to taking work that is not art related to pay bills.
"Untitled" 2011 acrylic on linen 28x36"