Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: December 9, 2019
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States
i am a retired graphic illustrator and painter - i was introduced to atc's in the 1990's, but waited until 2017 to dive into the game!
at once smitten, i am hooked now. i have always loved to try new mediums, but on a large scale it has always been difficult: before the internet, there was not enough help out there. hello youtube! i absolutely adore finding some new medium, and getting all the help you need on youtube... what a life-saver. i was an art student in the 80s and 90s, and have a pretty broad knowledge of the "classical" arts. the new methods, paints, and all are very exciting to try on a smaller scale!
i have a fair amount of time to devote to this fun hobby, and i consider myself to be very conscientious when it comes to being counted on.
i have always been a lover of art history books that feature my favorite artists from the renaissance period to the present.
childrens illustrated books
fiction that takes me to faraway places/ nonfiction that teaches me new techniques in art/ poetry from any time period/ english romantic novels/ a good mystery/
i am a lover of fine magazines on art and crafts
i have painted in watercolor and acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, and am trying gouache for the first time.
i love to make and collect collage and mixed media and have kept a few journals over the years which have helped keep me going.
i truly love fine papers : marbled, and watercolor, mostly.
i collect assemblage jewelry, and love the combination of antique papers, and paints.
stamps from around the world, used or new/ vintage or antique ephemera/ marbled paper/ advertising from magazines or mail from other countries/ VINTAGE ILLUSTRATIONS vintage/antique architectural elements: doors, windows, corbels
i prefer vertical artwork - any size
FAVORITE COLORS: orange - ochre - gray
turquoise - lime green
dirty pink - fuschia - ltgreen . robin's egg blue
MY FAVORITE THEMES:
hearts / valentines
birds / birds' nests
bees / beehives
nick bantock style
postage stamp people
alice in wonderland
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