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Richard Perano, Atlanta Commission Artist, Reading Books

I was a bit obsessed with drawing as a boy. My main themes were dinosaurs, religious figures (I was raised Roman Catholic) and cartoons. Like clockwork, I stopped drawing when I hit puberty. Then, In the early 2000s, I started again when someone told me something I found hard to believe. I was filling in for one of our absent parents on Grandparent’s Day at Paideia School. When my “amazing” daughter and I got to her Art Class, I began chatting with the Art Teacher who happens to be a well known local artist.