Individual Artist Fellowship Grant
ACHF Arts Access
My goal is to create a thoughtful body of work that reflects the lessons learned with Tonja Sell. This new work will be about figures and portraits of specific people combined with wild animals set in a changing landscape. I will have an exhibition in September at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth, Minnesota from September 1st-November 1st as a culmination of these efforts. The lessons learned working with Tonja will be valuable tools to use in all of my future work. Measuring the outcomes of this proposal will be simple. I will have a clear body of work, directly affected by the tutorship of Tonja Sell. After my class, I will continue to draw and paint a group of people paintings which will culminate in a show of animal and human hybrid images at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth, Minnesota from September 1st through November 1st.
I had 3 days of individual instruction from Tonja Sell as well as a 2-day group class on expressive pastels. During the individual instruction I spent three full days practicing drawing and painting the human form and human portraiture. Tonja gave me many valuable insights which I brought to my home studio and spent two months creating an exhibition of entirely human-centric paintings. The show hung for one month at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth. The show consisted of 18 paintings, each of which had a human figure in it.
Other, local or private