October 12 Nancy Clarke Mariani Pastel Artist
November 9 Nikki Milley Graphite/
January 11 Kelsey Merkle Mixed Media
February 8 Jane Linkowski Acrylic Artist
March 8 Ylli Haruni Oil Painting
April 12 Jennifer Koury Watercolor
May 10 TBA Critiques
As an Art/ Photography Teacher and Artist, I have found it difficult to horn in on one media. As an Art Teacher I must learn many different techniques, styles, artists, materials and resources.
I chose to work in realism because I find it fascinating to focus on the tiniest of details and capturing as much of the persons image and character. My interests may have begun as early as elementary school. My classroom art projects had always been well reviewed by my classmates and teachers.
I am most inspired by chalk pastels and oil paint, they are both so different and yet so similar. Both can give you extraordinary realism results.
What inspires me to create are the people I meet, know and imagine, whether it's in their facial expression, clothing, hair style or what they are doing.
I think the viewers are most interested in the way I capture the subjects through it's realism of lighting, contrast, and imagery. I challenge myself to move the viewer through the subject matter to be able to tell a story by using that dramatic lighting and imagery.