How did you get into debt?
I felt the only way to pursue my goal of studying fine art painting and drawing was to enroll in an MFA program and use graduate student loans. When I was given the loans I was also approved for credit cards at the bank I used and two other companies. I used all of this to fund the expenses occurred with studying art and tuition. I had a medical emergency out of network and incurred medical debt.
Describe your art practice
Painting and drawing. Oil, pencil, charcoal, pastel. Figurative, representational, expressive, into abstract expressionism. Landscape portraits and still life subjects.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I'm not sure how it would affect it. I might be much much better since I would not be plagued with the debt and the worry that is tolling in the pysche. I would perhaps be healthier human and might work would most certaintly reflect it. As it is my work today is still developing and I am still working with traditional academic and classical methods, which I enjoy tremendously, but I am just launching my own voice and developing my own print, per se as to my work. That is where I left off in school. Right at the launching platform.