I want to teach art at university. I would like to communicate to the committee that I have been painting for thirty years, hard. I have been loving pictures and have learned much about them and how to make them. I have been challenging myself to the core, raw. I am erudite, curious, and cosmopolitan. I have a touch; I can help you find yours. I have insights; I can show you things. I have an inner life; I have made it a practice. I am interested. I am not satisfied, even as my appreciation widens. I care about art. I care about artists. I believe in beauty, not as decoration, but as transformative Truth. I make art and would teach art for the purpose of elevating the both of us.