Porter McDonald has been an educator for almost ten years and an artist for even longer. He is currently teaching at BASIS Tucson North. While not born in the American Southwest, Porter received a BA in Studio Art and an MA in Art Education from the University of Arizona. After being fully infused with the Sonoran Desert and its culture, he and his wife decided to stay, raising their two desert-rat daughters in Tucson. Porter’s work includes large-scale paintings and murals as well as smaller comics and cartoons.