Inspiration is overrated. Ideas don’t just pop out of thin air and then become a grand theme of a painting or photograph. Inspiration comes from everyday living, everyday experiences. Look back, for example at a really great idea you once had. How did it work out for you? is it still such a great idea? Or have you moved on to something more practical, more probable, more you. There are certainly some grand inspirations.; a memorable vista seen while on vacation or an event that had an effect on you life. But those times are rare. Look around you. Look at the things around you, the activities. Look at the people around you. Do they mean something to you, are you moved by any of them? Do you feel a bond with any of them, a connection? This is what you should paint or photograph, this is what really inspires you. Keep it simple, you and the things you love are your best source of inspiration.
Polymer clay classes with Lilian Nichols
Exhibits February 28th - April 13th
Gail Stickleman & David Yarnall
Opening reception, Friday evening, Feb. 28th at 6:30 - 8:30
First inspired to paint by family friend at an early age, by watching him paint with watercolor. Started painting using watercolor, charcoal and pencil, and pastels, worked with oils studying fine art college. After a career in design engineering, I am now enjoying working full time as an artist, working with watercolor and pen and ink. My work is blend of traditional and impressionistic/abstract, representing a variety of subjects.
I am available for commissioned work.
I have many design ideas and I find that expressing them through art is very satisfying. I enjoy not only the process of creating art, but the challenge of solving fabricating method problems.
I use various metals, wood and other materials as well as color to achieve my objective of providing work that is pleasing and unique. I chose to work in this mixed media style because of my engineering background.
I display most of my work in shadow box framing because I feel the extra dimension is necessary to highlight the items I create.
Miniature buildings fit well into this format.