AJ Power Show Title:”Some of the People I Knew” Image Info- “Pen Pals” 8″ x 8″ Bio: The paintings on display here are portraits of friends and family and acquaintances through the prism of folklore and my love of the natural world. The animal world is rich with morphological and behavioral diversity, making them easy to anthropomorphize into these personalities. Many of the paintings show a specific species, and sometimes reflect some of its natural behavior in a human element. I am originally from the Midwest, where I studied Ornithology and Organismal Biology. I teach Acrylic Painting and other classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center, and sometimes host workshops out of my Ballard studio.