My name is Kristin Dunham, and I am a full-time mom and teacher, and part time artist. I enjoy creating pieces inspired by ancient historical art. While working, I imagine what the life of the original artist might have been like. Was he or she a scholar, a craftsman, or simply an artist? What were the working conditions like when he or she painted the same lines that I paint? What was daily life like on the island of Crete during the Bronze Age, or in Italy in the early 15th century during the Italian Renaissance? There are times when I try to get as close as possible to the original piece, and other times, I enjoy taking creative licence.