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“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
Isolde Sarnecki, originally from the Netherlands, currently lives in Raleigh, NC. She received a BFA from Eastern Michigan University in Graphic Arts and spent 20 years of her career teaching art in Novi, Michigan.
With a background in graphic design, a pursuit of quilt making, which deals so wonderfully with flat two-dimensional surfaces, seemed natural. Her quilts have been displayed, throughout the U.S., as well as with the Museum of American Folk Art, and displayed in both Japan and the Netherlands. Her award winning works have been published in books and magazines by Robert Bishop, Family Circle Magazine, Country Living Magazine, and the American Quilter’s Society.
The story always stood central to her art. But in order to explore and capture light and reveal the expression in the faces of her subjects, Isolde realized that she had to turn to painting. Though Isolde is mostly a self-taught painter, she learned from reading and studying the masters.
She has also taken workshops with Mary Whyte, David Dunlop, Joshua LaRock, Julio Reyes and Kim English. Recent works have been exhibited with the American Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of North Carolina and [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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