The mini paintings. The dime and paper clip say it all. I used shrink plastic and colored pencils.
I had the most fun today creating miniature paintings for an old dollhouse that my daughter played with when she was little. It needed sprucing up and paintings on its walls. Here are some. Now I need to figure out the framing!
The dollhouse with a new coat of blue and lots of gingerbread trim.
I'm excited to be part of this show that just opened!
Hello from the Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture!
The art exhibition “Gems from the Burton Barr Library Art Collection,” which highlights seventeen artworks from the Burton Barr Central Library, is now on view at The Gallery @ City Hall, located on the ground floor of Phoenix City Hall at 200 W. Washington St.
From the majestic southwest landscapes of Ed Mell, to the vivid and groundbreaking work of Fritz Scholder, the art collection at the Burton Barr Central Library is truly stunning. Shown in one space for the first time, these works are typically hung on walls throughout the library’s five floors. Together, these artistic gems accentuate the history, beauty, and grandeur of Phoenix’s rich cultural landscape.
Artists included in the exhibition are Shonto Begay, George Elbert Burr, Marc Chagall, Ronald Cruickshank, John Farnsworth, Dale Kennington, Merrill Mahaffey, Ed Mell, Joan Miró, Gayle Novak, Howard Post, Genevieve Reckling, Pat Scheurich, and Fritz Scholder.
Located on the ground floor of City Hall, The Gallery @ City Hall is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The artwork will be on display until May 25, 2018.
The Chemistry of Art and Science, Triptych, 90"W x 48"H
I just wanted to let you know that www.makeartthatsells.com has posted an interview with me on their blog page today which is so exciting! I have so enjoyed some of the classes taken on that website and through the great teaching staff and encouraging words from Lilla Rogers. Go to www.makeartthatsells.com/blog/ to read more.
Today, we have an interview with Pat Scheurich. Pat has taken MATS A, Illustrating Children’s Books, Bootcamp 2017 and entered the Global Talent Search.
Tell us a little about how you got started in art and design
Since I was a grade schooler, I have had a pencil and sketchbook in hand. When I was young, I used to sit at the edge of my neighborhood, in the desert outside of Phoenix Arizona and draw the cactus and birds. Both of my parents dabbled in painting as hobbies, so I had lots of encouragement. High School art classes were my favorite and I went on to University to get a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Design. I worked for advertising agencies out of school and did some teaching. Later, I painted murals and then started doing studio artwork.
Lilla always says “People buy your joy.” What brings you joy?’
My inspiration is found in simply everything. We are surrounded by living things and other objects that I am compelled to record in my own, unique fashion. Plants, in particular, have always been a focus of my work and wherever I am, I know where the closest botanical garden is
Which is your favorite market(s) to design for and why?
I love working on canvas and wood panels of many different sizes and wall art has been a favorite market of mine for awhile. I like combining many layers and textures in my pieces which incorporate collage, acrylic, pencil, and pen. Since I create art for art shows and various venues, wall art seems to be a great fit right now.
What are you working on currently?
I am currently working on an alphabet design that would work as a poster and possibly a children’s book. I am also working on creating pitches for book publishers using some of my characters and what I learned in the Illustrating Children’s book course with Lilla and Zoe. I am also getting ready to create another group of paintings for local shows that I am part of. Lastly, I have work that is licensed for needlepoint canvases and I’m always creating pieces for that market.
See the rest on www.makeartthatsells.com/blog/ for 8/25/2017
I'm so excited that one of my paintings being sold through www.greenboxart.com was featured at the Hi Point Spring 2017 Trade show!
I've had great fun recently with classes through www.makeartthatsells.com. I have so far, taken a class called Make Art that Sells A which consisted of assignments involving fabric design, houseware product design, wall art and gift product design. It has all been fabulously fun and I learned so much! My recent class in Children's Book Illustration has been the most satisfying and the online course came at a time for me when I was recovering from foot surgery and could not drive. It was a wonderful way of spending my days. I have always been interested in illustrating children's books and now I have the tools to take it a step further and realize that dream!
What a whirlwind art show to be a part of! 6 days of great people to meet and patrons to buy art. Many of the groups I met have been doing this for years. The weather cooperated for the most part, one Sunday was blustery and a little rainy. I'm excited for next year!
I'm excited to announce that my mural work from previous years has been featured in an article in the January 2016 Phoenix Home and Garden. The article, "Doing it Together" shows the garden of my good friends, Rosemary and E.Y. Hooper with descriptions of their amazing garden in Tucson, Arizona. Photos include some of my early mural work that helped make their outdoor space special.