I am a published author of books and articles about humor, Christianity and C.S. Lewis, mainly. A former newspaper columnist, I wrote an award-winning humor column in two daily newspapers and taught English at Texas Tech University for 34 years. I retired and recently moved near my family in beautiful Wisconsin.
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I'm a watercolour artist. I live in a lovely town called York, in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom with my husband and two children. My interest in art began since I was in high school. I was inspired by Disney's and Japanese animation. I enjoyed sketching, which then led me studying Architecture at university. In 2003, I started painting using acrylics paints and also try different media like oil paints, watercolour and pencils. I was still in search of media which suit me best. I fell in love with the lightness and the transparency of watercolour, which made me to stick with this media ever since. I am inspired by the beauty of nature, flowers, countryside and towns. Painting is my passion and it brings so much joy into my life. It will be a pleasure for me if my artworks can brighten up someone's day through greeting cards you send for them.
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Hello Friends! I am Susan Gutnik! I am Owner / Designer / Creative Director at Thrive Creative LLC, a Design & Marketing Studio. I have had a lifelong passion for creating greeting cards and the connections they build between people.
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I have always drawn, ever since I can remember.
Some of my earliest recollections are of drawing get well cards with my crayons for my relatives and neighbors. My grandparents were instrumental in my life's choice to be an artist. They always had colored pencils, pastels, charcoal or drawing pencils on hand for me to use when I came to visit. And they always encouraged me to draw something. Much later in life, I learned that the art supplies they gave me to use when I was a young child were originally those of my uncle, their son, who had hoped to be an artist too.
Artists are compelled to draw what they love and the love of my childhood was animals. I painted and drew them every chance I got. And even as I grew older and into today, my passion in life is animals. I dearly love them and have enjoyed painting and drawing them my whole art career. In my career as a professional wildlife artist, I have specialized in detailed acrylic paintings of wild birds native to the Mid-Atlantic region. Most of my ideas have come from observing the wildlife found in the woods, fields and waterways of our Central Pennsylvania home.
The most important aspect of a painting is that the artwork is based on an original idea. An original idea is one conceived of by the artist through something they have seen or experienced, felt or imagined. The ideas for my paintings come from something I have seen and observed --- walking in the woods and noting the way the sunlight plays through the trees, chancing upon a fox tracking across an open snowy field, a great blue heron flying over a marsh that I see while driving, watching a cardinal in my backyard when I sip my morning coffee, sitting with my cats as they lounge on the windowsill and seeing the way the afternoon sun plays over their furry bodies.
I am well known for my realistic wildlife and moody, impressionistic landscapes. My style of painting is realistic, impressionistic and/or illustrative in nature, depending on the subje ...
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Maine artist Kimberly Bolton changed the idea of fine art by developing a whimsical style of painting and drawing to create two dimensional art pieces. Internally driven, Kim%u2019s original art and mixed media paintings have been described as "whimsical beauties.%u201D
Resonating with families and children alike, Kim%u2019s use of watercolor and ink create fun and unique art for the whole family to enjoy. In the past few years her art has included more mediums such as acrylic paintings, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, and Alcohol ink.
Kim%u2019s art is inspired by her life as a high school teacher. Students as well as the world around her has given lots of ideas for her art.
Kim%u2019s original paintings and mixed media pieces have been shown in Hallowell, Bucksport, Belfast, Camden, Bangor, Bar Harbor and Massachusetts.