I was invited back to my hometown (Libertyville, Illinois - an hour north of Chicago) to teach the AP art students as an "artist in residence." Libertyville High School is blessed with support for the arts from the school and community and they also have wonderful teachers. Mr. Raymond Gossell, who inspired me as a high school AP art student, is still there inspiring new generations of young artists. I had such a great time in the last two weeks of February working with the students in pastels from a live model. I instructed the class to draw a pastel portrait - teaching them a bit about drawing the figure and color theory. The Daily Herald newspaper wrote a nice feature on my stint as an artist in residence. The printed article appeared on the third page of the front section...apparently they were desperate for news that day! : ) The printed feature was accompanied by two images of my new paintings, which was nice. You can read the online version HERE.