I am the somewhat dotty artist who decided to start this group. I have been a professional fine artist and instructor all of my adult life (also a little of my non-adult life). I am passionate about my only child and my art. My daughter has her own life, though. Art IS my life. For me, to not create art is to stop breathing. This is my personal statement... "My life is nothing without art...both mine and that of everyone else. Art isn't a result. It is a sensory/mental/spiritual journey with one's soul exposed." Copies rendered in calligraphy available upon request. "joking" :)
Anyway, I want this group to feel free to show their art, discuss their art, ask questions, give answers, and more. Beginners to advanced, amateurs to professionals...everyone is welcome. Posts in any medium that is used to make a visual statement of the artist's vision will be happily received. I want us to all grow as artists. In my humble opinion, that means exposure to all forms of art created by all types of people.
I am going to climb off my soapbox now (although it does help me reach the high shelves). *smile* Please let your friends know about this group, the Art & Design group, and the Darkroom. Artists may work in ivory towers but talking about and seeing art keeps those towers from becoming prisons.
Ending by sharing one of my paintings...