Paul Heaston is an artist and educator originally from San Antonio, Texas. He he received his MFA in painting from Montana State University in 2008. Without access to a painting studio, Heaston began doing urban sketches during a semester abroad in Italy, and continued on his return home. He spent 6 months between 2008 and 2009 meticulously drawing every building in downtown Bozeman, Montana in a pocket-sized sketchbook. He has since completed several other long-term panoramic sketching projects in Texas and Colorado. Heaston has been a correspondent for Urbansketchers.org since 2009 and in addition maintains his own sketch blog, Three Letter Word for Art, as well as a Facebook page and Instagram account where he posts his sketches. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and daughter.