The American Society of Aviation Artists Forum in Savannah was awesome! We had a figure drawing class with Gil Cohen, a painting session with Charles Thompson and several of us held a youth drawing class for about 20 aspiring artists between the ages of 8 and 14. Keith Ferris led a class on planning out lettering and numbering on aircraft so that it looks correct. One of my fabric pieces entitled "Quilted Shadows" was accepted into the juried show which will be on display at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum gallery through the end of the year. My hand bound book of Milestones of Women in Aviation was awarded a silver Founder's Award in the unjuried show. The opportunity to get together and share inspiration is beyond words. The second weekend in July I attended a silver point workshop at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. Examples of the work there will be posted on Beyond Skywriting soon.
Today is the Fourth of July! Returned last Sunday from the ASAA Forum in Savannah. It was an awesome experience seeing old friends, meeting new people and enjoying again our freedoms that we have in this country. The classes were awesome, and more will come as I complete my re entry process. There are still more "thank yous" to write, particularly for the Youth Drawing Class that I helped lead. Also, I won a silver Founder's award in the unjuried show for a hand bound book featuring milestones of women's achievements in aviation. Celebrate America!
Thanks to my good friend, Susan Martin Spar (check out her blog, The Daily Muse by Susan Martin Spar), I have now entered the world of blogging. Here are some images of paintings that are still available. As time goes by, I will add new images. Enjoy!
My husband and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Before moving here in 2006, we lived on Kodiak Island in Alaska for 23 years. There, I worked in an art gallery, commercial fished (only for a summer), and taught art at Kodiak College for nearly 18 years. My specialty is aviation art, and I am a member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the Canadian Aviation Artists Association, NorthWest Air Force Artists and the Coast Guard and Air Force art programs. I have won some cool awards from places like ASAA, Simuflite/Flying Magazine and Aviation Week and Space Technology and have done some work for Alaska Magazine, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Alaska Airmen's Association. I love painting airplanes, but find doing occasional still life and landscapes a fun diversion. Additional diversions are singing with a Sweet Adelines chorus and tap dancing. Boredom is not in my vocabulary.