ACHF Arts Access
The artist will create and exhibit a body of work highlighting the scope and diversity of creative members of the Lowertown Cultural Arts District. Success will be evaluated by the completion and exhibition of new works as well as through tracking the attendance at the exhibition and its related activities. 2: The artist will expand the depth of her painting skill set in portraiture. The artist’s figure classes will incorporate the new component of portraiture in their syllabii.
Thirteen acrylic portraits on canvas and twenty-two process drawings and paintings were completed and exhibited at a solo show from February 10 - March 5, 2017. I was able to successfully complete thirteen 30 x40 foot paintings and approximately 110 life drawings and paintings, studies on paper and canvas. An exhibition of the large paintings and 22 process works was attended by over 400 artists, cultural leaders, friends and Lowertown residents. Several portrait subjects spoke at the opening and Pippi Ardennia sang jazz. 2: I am able to draw a subject and successfully develop this material into a portrait painting. I am able to apply these skills into my figure classes. In the process of drawing thirteen separate individuals, many new to life drawing, I was able to gain a great deal of practical experience in working with a very diverse group of individuals. I then took this material and applied it to creating a large painted portrait that artistically represented the profession and personality of the sitter. I received positive feedback from my fellow artists and the individuals I had portrayed on the individuality and quality of the portraits.