(oil study on paper)The reason why I wanted to create my own artist residency is because I thought number one it would be a great project to do and I have always wanted to do a artist residency. Typically an artist goes to art school and then goes and does a residency or a fellowship, but sadly I never went to art school. I also wanted to make art and take pictures and fund my project based on the book and my paintings. So why not make my own residency? That's where Kickstarter came into the picture.