At age 14 I misheard the word ‘nude’ for ‘new’ and signed up for a life drawing class with new (nude) models. So my journey began. My passion for drawing has evolved from my early years at the YAS- School of the Art Institute of Chicago to exhibiting in Chicago, Houston, and Las Vegas. Currently showing at Art2art Gallery in Tivoli Village in Las Vegas. “Foreshortening on steroids, ” these ‘pin head’ figures are all drawn in ink and colored pencil. I’ve been working on maps, sheet music and prints of my own photography combining my love for nature and life drawing. All pieces are one of a kind/originals. Check out more artwork on Facebook at Paula Smiles Art and Instagram @paulamsmiles.