photo: Maria Teicher Mini Interview with ALEAH CHAPIN: Your childhood ambition: To be an artist, whatever that actually means. I just knew that I loved making things and I didn’t want to stop. Something you treasure: My home. The place, the people and all the stories that are woven through it that I’m learning to treasure more and more everyday. Your worst habit: Not cleaning my brushes. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: That the people I paint are real people, in every sense of the word. Your first job: I worked for a caterer. My childhood friend and I would be trusted (somehow) to set up and serve a wedding of 150 people. I was 14. Someone whose work you highly recommend: It’s hard to choose one, but I really admire Emily Davis Adams http://emilydavisadams.net/ See more of Aleah Chapin’s work here.