This month our guest speaker is Linda Shaw, who will demonstrate using oil painting animals.
Linda Shaw's Artist's Statement:
I draw little distinction between art and illustration, as the work I did for my clients was a reflection of my personal interests as an artist. The drawing, design and imagination required by fine illustration generally surpassed that to be found in contemporary painting, and the great illustrators that I admire handled graphite and oil with a virtuosity that is almost unknown today. Over time I have become interested in painting only for myself, working almost exclusively in oil. Figurative work, animal and human, provides me with the greatest challenge and the most pleasure. Depicting the enormous diversity of the beauty of living forms, and the stories they are able to tell, transports me to a realm of personal and esthetic fulfillment of which no other art form is capable.