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When you ask most artists it's difficult for them to pinpoint when their interest in art began. We remember moments of clarity: a drawing that looked like the person; seeing a painting and being so absorbed you wanted to become a part of it to see how it was done; the struggles as you began to learn to see so you could capture in pencil or oil what was before you. Those moments were woven throughout our lives.
I was fortunate to be able to study for one year at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. I so loved drawing the models and being immersed in and surrounded with the creating of art. It was with deepest regret that I left when I realized I would be unable to learn to paint in oil; but my love and gratitude for that year of study remains with me still.
During my last year of nursing, I felt a deep hunger to return to what I loved and needed; a spark was struck that I couldn't deny. I began taking lessons in oil portraiture with a group of artists and felt as though I had come full circle and returned home to my roots.
With retirement my journey began in earnest with workshops; an ongoing portrait class; immersion in portrait conventions surrounded by artists and instructors yearning to grow and excel; as well as countless, solitary hours before the easel learning and honing my ability to see and capture in oil the beauty I see around me.
Today we are so blessed and privileged to be able to learn from Master-level artists who feel compelled to share the skills and techniques they learned from the Masters before them.
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