January 12, 2013
I joined one other social group and at my first meet-up about a week ago one of the members suggested I join an artist social group.
A group of friends share their views on work in "our" studios and the community and to make friends. My closest friends are in Salem (one is also an artist) so I really would like to simply get to know people here in Portland with similar interests.
I am currently creating a new body of work with the hopes of entering competitions and eventually submit my work to galleries in Portland and around Oregon as well as possibly Seattle.
I am an oil painter first and foremost and I am a representational painter. I use digital photography to capture imagery and then I collage/design the photo images as my sketch and paint my images from that sketch.
Even though I follow many contemporary artists I always return back to Vermeer for his use of light and Van Gogh for his use of color (and how prolific he was!).
I'm an oil painter (BFA/MFA in painting) and a special education/gifted ed teacher (substituting in Portland). I moved here over the summer and I want to meet other artists to establish friendships and become part of the a Portland artist community.
My first experience was a good one!