My name is Jamie Estes and I love to do art, whether it’s drawing, painting, or hand-building with clay. My entire life I have loved art and was the kid to end up drawing all over the walls in permanent marker. My mom was really good at doing crafts, so growing up I looked to her for inspiration. I got older I realized I loved to draw and paint more than doing little crafts. Throughout elementary school and middle school, I never had an art class. Eventually there was an option for an after school class that I started going to, although it never really taught me anything substantial. I really started to learn things after going into Mr. Bera’s art class. When doing art I love to paint or draw animals, especially using photos I’ve taken of them. There is just something special about being able to represent a photo either realistically or abstractly using art.