Kendall Collins is an up and coming sketch artist with a specialty in trains. He has been featured in Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine, local news articles, and he is currently working on a variety of drawings to be included as illustrations in a book.  His work has been showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Model Railroad Convention in Sacramento and many other events. 

Kendall is a 19 year old native of Porterville, California who has been passionate about trains since he was very young.  He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 5 and turned drawing into a form of dealing with the stresses associated with this disorder.  He is rarely seen without a sketch book in one hand and a pencil in the other. At the age of 3 he was non-verbal and in a severely handicapped pre-school program.  In the spring of 2012 he graduated from high school with a GPA above a 3.0 and had over 100 credits more than required for a diploma. His parents consider drawing as one of many factors that contributed to his success so far in school.  Kendall is currently attending Merced College where he is majoring in Art.  He plans to transfer to CSU Fresno where he hopes to obtain both bachelors and post graduate degrees.  He enjoys volunteering at the Porterville Historical Museum, the Merced County Courthouse Museum and is a docent at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.  

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This is Kendall recently at the 2011 National Train Show in Sacramento, CA, being interviewed by Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine!


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