Finally, My Art For Sale
Finally, I have placed some of my art for sale on FineArtAmerica.
I hope you will click on this link or the one on the sidebar and take a look at it.
My goal is to add at least one piece per week (hopefully more) so I hope you will check back from time to time and see the updates.
Here is my artist' bio--it was interesting making myself write about "being an artist."
One of my very first memories is asking my mother to draw for me. I loved watching the pencil strokes she made and seeing something so simple become a piece of art, well, in a five year old's view, it was art.
I remember a JFK pencil sketch I did copying his portrait from a Look magazine cover. I also remember walking by the art room when I was in college yearning to be in there painting but knowing I had to have a career that would provide a dependable income.
I think I must have been afraid of failure also because I never took an art course even as an elective. Looking back, I really regret that.
A busy life of marriage and family preceded a 20 year career as a public school teacher. During those years, I was always creating something and was happier when I was creating.
Along the way, I did take a few calligraphy, oil and watercolor classes. I had a small calligraphy business for a while but found I could not keep up with teaching, family, and a business.
After retirement, I started to paint more and joined a watercolor society. When one of my paintings was chosen to hang in an exhibition, a granddaughter asked me if I was an artist. Right then and there, I had to decide how I was going to answer her. It was a huge decision to make--to call myself an artist. But I did. I told her I was an artist.
Making that decision led me to develop my own style--I am a very loose painter, designer and calligrapher. Most everything I create has a loose, relaxed, impressionistic or abstract feel to it.
I don't like staying 'in the lines.'
I will be adding pieces weekly so I hope you will check back often.
Hope you enjoy and God bless you.
So, if you like my work and feel comfortable doing this, would you be so kind as to like the Facebook or Google + buttons right below this post or give me a shout out on your blog. I would be ever so grateful.