Danielle Krause, Grand Rapids Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement I am an illustrator who is a graduating GVSU student studying to become an Art Therapist. I am also a CNA and enjoy working with Geriatrics, using knowledge of both my Bachelor Degrees in Art and Psychology, to help those in LTC facilities. I grew up on western side of Michigan since I was three years old. I enjoy belly dancing, zumba, shopping, and spending time with the people I love. I enjoy going new places and meeting new people. As an artist, to me it's an adventure, heartache, and reward. This is what I love about being an artist ; I get to explore new things and challenge myself. I am inspired by the things around me, and when I have an idea for work, I research and look around my life and the environment in which I live in currently.