I was born and raised in Kansas City. Like most children, I started drawing around age three using crayons and markers on my bedroom walls. Furious but intrigued, my parents sent me to private lessons and I have studied the visual arts ever since. The summer after high school I home-stayed in Assam, India and began a daily practice of meditation. While studying painting and East Asian Language & Culture in Lawrence, KS, I founded a weekly sitting group before returning to India for the Dalai Lama’s spring teachings. For five years I lived and exhibited artwork in Japan on the holy island of Shikoku, teaching elementary and middle school students English and cultural relativism while enjoying some unexpected studio space. I continued to practice Zen meditation at the second largest Soto Zen monastery, Zuioji, right up the street from my shoreline apartment. I have an MFA from the University of Kansas, where I currently teach drawing classes infused with esoteric wisdom. You can explore my work at DavidTitterington.com.