I remember drawing all of the time during and between my science classes. Someone said I should talk to someone in the art department about taking an art class. I took my science notebooks to the art department. I sheepishly poked my head in and was greeted by Barnaby Fitzgerald. He looked at my notebooks between tugs on his cigarette. He looked me in the eye and said I should be in a drawing class immediately. That started everything. I think he half bullied me into it. That was a great gift. That opened the door to years of his classes as well as Julie Shapiro, Jay Sullivan, Dan Wingren, Mary Vernon, Larry Sholder, Steve Wilder, Dennis Foster, and the guy that made artists out of us all Roger Winter.