When it was time for me to graduate high school, my aunt Maryanne sent me an amazing collection of art supplies that I have to this day. In them were acrylic paints, a medium I never used before. I painted this tree from during a night of insomnia that spring of my senior year. I remember I did it in my pajamas, which left a mark of paint on them that remained for the rest of the time I had those pajamas. As my first ever acrylic painting, I was very pleased with this piece. I sent it to her as a thank you. To this day, it is the best acrylic painting I’ve done.