My name is Nakeria Watkins but my friends and family call me Keri for short. I'm 19 years old. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be many things. As I started to grow and become older I got an interest of art around the age of 8, but of course it was kiddy sketches and paintings. The more I kept drawing I got better and I progressed a lot. By the time I was 11, I stopped drawing because I never had the time to and I was no longer interested. When I was 14, I was in high school and I started sketching again. I really wanted to be in some of those art program and art shows. All through high school I was sketching in class after test, lunch time, before school, and on the bus ride home. Everyone told me I can go far with my artwork but I never pushed myself to going further. Now that I graduated, I decided to go to college for Art Education. I love teaching other people how to sketch, paint and mix colors, especially smaller kids like in elementary school. Now that I'm 19 I can make my dream of becoming an artist come true. It takes time but it'll happen with a little bit of support and a little bit of effort. Hope everyone enjoys!