I started college with the intention of studying law. A semester into my studies I took a part time job at the college as an art model for the Human Figure Drawing class. The job allowed me to be close to working artists, students, and well educated instructors. This job led to several other gigs, working for private artists. I became engrossed with what my instructors could teach me and I had access to private art libraries. A year later I changed my major to Liberal Arts. It allowed me to study Art, Psychology, and Writing.
Drawing by Ernest Cialone
This is another way I got through college, painting furniture and murals. Poppies on a coffee table.