Behind the scenes look at creating a work of Art
A behind the scenes look at creating a truly original work of Art
This week's artist is painter Aggie Stretch
I can't seem to get away from a bright palette. The artists I admire are Nova Scotia's Maude Lewis and artists from Quebec.
Art Naive is the genre I enjoy. It is the type of folk art that presents the world in a child-like, simple manner. I also enjoy photography.
The book Rembrandt's Eyes, by Simon Schama proved to light the way to an interest in art. I read it five years ago and since then have had the opportunity to take some lessons at the Southampton Art School; teach art at the elementary school level; visit many art galleries.
My association with the world of art is a new adventure to me. I have channeled my interest into gardening, fabric design, home decorating, etc., In the past. I also love to write and have had articles sold and published.
Becoming a member of the gallery would allow me to volunteer, something I am interest in, I have a diverse history of volunteer work.
One of my huge commitments is to Ghana, Africa. I travel with various members of my family and community, once a year, to provide medical aid to the disenfranchised of the Volta area. In March 09, I plan to bring an art dimension to my involvement and hope to return with items that will further expand the package I take to high schools to inform young people about becoming citizens of the world.
"My Beautiful Neighbourhood" Acrylic on Canvas by Aggie Stretch
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