Jake Dion is passionate about animals-especially elephants, volunteering at the zoo, gardening in his own yard and his art. Jake’s detailed drawings are renderings of animals and things that touch his heart. His drawings have a distinctive detail and texture about them. The texture comes from difficulty regulating pressure in his hand, but leads to a multi-dimensional effect that people enjoy. He calls himself a “Surgeon Artist” because he likes to fix the animals he draws. Broken tusks and torn ears are restored. He feels like he is helping the animals by mending them.