I keep thinking it has not been windy, but then I watch the snow blowing across my driveway and drifting to complicate what's left of a long winters struggle to survive. The sun returns today and melting the ice leftover from yesterdays carnage. Tomorrow will be above 50 degrees again, I hear people stating their early snowdrops are showing up. Mine are under piles of snow still two foot deep. I had noticed a flock of red-winged blackbirds near the house and their songs returning. Waiting on the elusive robins. "We the great mass of people think only of the love we have for our land, for we do the the land where we were brought up." ~Chief John Ross
Began exhibiting prints and drawings in 1973. Studies under Naperville printmaker, Barbara A.Brien. Life mentor and teacher William Vose of Paw Paw, IL. Current member of Naperville Art League, La Grange Art League and Kendall Art Guild. Teacher of Art Appreciation in Yorkville School Districts. Teacher of children's art programs in Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, Newark, Somonauk, Oswego and Aurora schools and park districts.
Three courageous grown children. Resides in Yorkville,IL.with a menagerie of rescued companions.
Using my practice of quick poses in life drawing, I opportune to experiment with colors and differing line textures to recreate quickly the effects of light on the spiritual essence of the human form. My intention is to pull the viewer into following line, breathing with it's form, knowing it's actual beauty.
Books I've been reading
Joy of Love by Pope Francis
Artist Rules by Christine Valters Paintner
On Writing by Stephen King
Printmaking on a Budget by Mandy Bonnell and Stephen Mumberson
Gifts From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Moving On by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck