I had the pleasure of talking to Elia while she was taking questions from other students. Ms. Murray had exhibit along with other students for the “Draw This” BFA senior show. Ms. Murray’ illustration work was very interesting, and I was especially drawn to the works involving dogs (I love dogs). She mentioned she had been doing illustration for as long as she can remember, and has been a semi-serious artist since high school. She says that the inspiration for most of her work comes from everywhere, including prompts and poems. For color combinations, Ms. Murray says that Pinterest is her inspiration for finding combinations. After she graduates, she plans to dedicate herself full time to her art and start up her own business.