​​​Creative Services for Adults with Disabilities

A Program of Resources for Human Development

FINE LINE STUDIOS

ARTIST STATEMENT

Dino Woman

Watercolor and permanent marker.

20" x 24" matted and framed.

Was exhibited in "Living Color",
a watercolor show at Soulard Art Gallery. 

Venus

Watercolor pencil and charcoal.

24" x 20" matted and framed.

Was exhibited in "Living Color",

a watercolor show at Soulard Art Gallery. 


        Creating artwork is my primary form of expression. I am physically unable to communicate aloud verbally, and I often find that using my electronic speaking device is too time consuming and frustrating. Through drawing I am able to express my love for the people in my life.
        The focus of my work is the human figure because I am by nature a friendly and social person, thriving on interaction. I am able to draw portraits of people that I know from memory, using bold lines and without color. I try to capture the personality of my friends in these portraits and display their importance to me.

Natasha

Permanent marker on paper.

20" x 16" mounted.

DAMIAN HARRIS

Mom

Permanent marker on paper.

20" x 16" mounted.

Drew

Permanent marker on paper.

20" x 16" mounted.

CSI, Crime Scene Investigation

Watercolor and permanent marker on watercolor paper.

11" x 14" matted.

PG Nude

Color pencil on paper.

14" x 18" matted.

American Woman

Relief block print on paper.

11" x 14" matted.

        I have recently shifted my focus from portraits to female nudes because I am in awe of the female body. I haven’t experienced seeing nude women in real life yet, but I am very curious, so I look to figure drawing books for reference and inspiration. I take my time choosing a reference image, and studying a form before translating it onto paper. When I complete a drawing, I am always proud to show it off and get feedback from my peers and mentors. I then find it satisfying to create multiples of drawings with printmaking, either by screenprinting or by carving into foam for relief printing. I like this because I can choose bold and bright printing inks and create solid and distinctive lines.
        My artwork serves as a way for me to express LOVE. I want to use my talent to show the world there is beauty in all people.

Brennan

Permanent marker on paper.

20" x 16" mounted.

Damian's artwork

LOVE

Silkscreen print on bristol paper.

16" x 20" matted.

** This piece will be featured in Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship at Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland!!

September 9 - October 29, 2016.**