Annette Harper from Martini\\\'s

As a child I demonstrated interest and desire for drawing and coloring.  When I was 12, my parents placed me with a private art teacher (Dolly Bruce) who guided and taught me drawing and oil painting.  The art class was once a week and I stayed with her for about 10 years.  This skill also carried on into my profession working in an engineering environment using my drawing abilities.  Through the years I have continued to draw and paint, although not prolific, but because I love it and want to continue developing as an artist.  I like to try new things regarding subjects and media, but drawing and painting more on the realistic side as opposed to abstract.  My desire is to be able to apply myself more with time and resources and create more drawings and oil paintings.


Artist Statement of Work

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As I come upon things in life, something animate or inanimate, maybe a scene in nature or the community - if it catches my attention as far as wanting to express the feeling I have or the particular circumstances going on, I make note of it in sketches, comments or photos.  I then try to reproduce it (the subject matter) in either drawings or oil paintings.  Sometimes I will experiment with the media for effects.  All effort is to communicate with the viewer what I see.  What I see and what comes out of me in that expression is "what you see, is what you get".  I make mistakes, but I look at them as challenges and work them into the final product.  I like positive things and color (although black and white has it's place), so I try and stay in that current of subject matter.

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