This article is part of our ongoing series on the artists joining Tacoma City Ballet for our Sultry Summer Night Soirée on Saturday, July 21st at 7:00 PM. A limited number of tickets are still available for this amazing evening of art immersion.
There are many task to perform as an artist. Studying a subject, or planning a composition, preparing a canvas, cleaning brushes; but the most important or the item at the top of my list is making art and adding new and exciting techniques. Singing and dancing as an art were not within my bag of tricks (which was gently suggested) so drawing and painting emerged and grew to be the foremost expression. Somehow though, the singing and dancing seem to sneak back into the end result. Music is almost always on and influencing my paintings and a bit of a whining noise comes out of my throat, resembling a song as I drag and push the paint and mark makers around my canvases. And the choreography and rhythm are swirling and spinning as I move around my studio and apply pigment in a methodical way. I like using the patterns and shapes in a composition that tells a bit of a story or expresses emotion. I am here to share just a very small part of my art making and just maybe you can see some or all the parts of being an artist like me.
Life is the biggest university for learning. But along with life learning I have studied art making at Cypress Community College, Portland Community College, Mesa Community College, Seminars, and Private study. I have had memberships with Hillsboro Watercolor Society, Oregon Watercolor Society, Oregon Women’s Entrepreneurs, Mesa Art League, Arizona Art Alliance and volunteered at Save the Family Foundation Children’s Art Program.
I have entered art contests and have been accepted into juried shows and earned a couple of nods. Up to this point I have shared my time of making art with a Career of Custom Drapery and HOme furnishings Manufacturing owning and operating my own professional workroom and raising two successful boys. So now is the time for my true career and passion for Art.
Conversations with Artists
Tacoma City Ballet’s Studio Spaces in The Merlino Art Center
508 6th Avenue | Tacoma, WA 98402
Saturday, July 21st 7:00 PM
For tickets: 253.272.4219 or www.tacomacityballet.com