Art has been a subject that I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember. I have always used art as an outlet throughout my life. It has taught me to work hard for the things that you want and if you continue striving to reach your goals, you will see progress. My favorite thing about the Arts is that there are so many different ways you can interpret it. Each individual is unique in their own way on how they view or create artwork. It is truly fascinating watching how the art industry changes from generation to generation.
Why Join CC
I recently discovered a life drawing book that was found in my great aunts attic by Andrew Loomis. In this book he shows step by step ways on how to create a realistic/stylized figure. This book has opened me up to realizing sometimes one simple line can make all the difference in a drawing.
I was drawn to this graphite from a young age and still today love working with it. I always loved how you can make an object come to life by adding a few shadows and highlights to give that item demension. Once I arrived at college, this really pushed me out of my comfort zone to try something new and recognize that it’s okay to not succeed the first time around.
I joined college collections because I thought it would be a great way to connect with other artists who were around the same age as me. It’s a great way for us to support one another as artists.
One of my greatest achievements as an artist was being granted the opportunity to paint a sculpture for my university that was displayed outside of our union. This sculpture will remain in its rightful spot forever and knowing that a piece of my art will still be around after my passing warms my heart.
After taking some time to think about what I wanted to do with my life I found another passion I have which is helping others. This has lead me into the path of Social Work. Although Social Work most likely will be my main source of income, I plan to never stop creating art. Art has always been a huge part of my life and I never intend on giving that up.