In the late 80’s I was subscribed to a few art magazines and most of the artists they featured had at least a B.F.A., if not a M.F. A., so I got the notion in my head that I needed an art degree to get into the gallery scene. So, in the early 90’s off I trotted in pursuit of an art degree. Another part of it, was that I really wanted to learn the skills that would make me a better artist. I got my piece of paper, but, in the name of “a well-rounded education”, I spent more time on subjects that had little to do with art. I learned more about painting from copying paintings from well-known artists, than anything higher-ed threw my way. I have my books that help, but, in retrospect, I shouldn’t have wasted my time and money pursuing a piece of paper.