Multi-Versed Visual Artist & Blogger
Last active: 06/09/2013
My interests are: visual art (drawing, illustration, oil painting, digital photography and graphic design/art). My graphic design skills include: Adobe CS5 as the latet software I have used (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom). I also have knowledge of Microsoft Office software and PowerPoint. This summary includes my experiences in art, writing and office skills.
I obtained a BA in Studio Art (equivalent to Fine Art), cum laude, in 2003.
My experience in the field of visual art is leading me to the goal of one day owning an art studio which would also include a gallery, shop & perhaps art tutoring in the same space. Publishing an art book or so would be the next goal. I also hope to feature in more solo & joint art exhibits.
During my time in college, I was a co-illustrator with other art students of a book of stories authored by local middle-school children. Since graduating, I have continued to create fine art and to also create art upon commission or request (mainly portraits and logos). In 2006-2007, I produced and sold art from within a physical location I was co-renting. I painted a mural for the children's corner of a library I was librarian at in 2007. Of course, it is still there. My logo experiences include two logos done for two paying clients. The logos were both for non-profits.
2009 was the year I created a drawn portrait of President Obama. I decided to mail two prints. In 2010, I received a thank you card signed by President and First Lady Obama. It was a most humbling event.
I have also been featured in local newspapers for my art. I recently had a solo exhibit (Sept. 2012) and am apart of a joint university alumni exhibit (Nov.-Jan. 2013). I also recently sold a 3-piece series of original oil paintings.
As for writing experience, as a college student, I wrote articles for the college paper and was an illustrator and photographer for it as well. When I'm not creating new artworks, I am blogging in one of my two art blogs, and so that also adds to my writing experience. One of my blogs, a Wordpress blog, was included on a blog awards list this year.
In another area, I have history (5 years) as an administrative assistant in varying capacities (receptionist, hotel desk clerk, librarian).
I am polished in my work, whether visual art, writing or office-related, and work to meet a manager, client or patron's needs.