“My name is Anastasia Beckley. I’m 30 years old. I got adopted when I was ten years old from a Russian orphanage. Then I moved to Frederick, Maryland with my adopted parents. I decided to move to Massachusetts to see if I could live on my own, but instead, I fell in with the wrong people and ended up at South Bay.

The reason why I draw animals is because of all the details that go in the painting, plus, I love the animals’ expressions and having to put their inner selves on paper.

I want to thank Ms. Peggy for pushing me to my full potential and bringing out my artistic talent.”

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