The show's announcement:
Heritage Council Presents...
A Premier Art Show featuring Stewart County Artist
May 15, 2010 - May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
At Stewart County Public Library
102 Natcor Drive
Dover, TN 37058
If you are on Facebook, meet Katherine here and see
more of her paintings. She was kind enough to let me post some of her artwork here at idealawg. Her show will include 35 to 40 paintings. See four more below.
Katherine's is a life-after-paralegal story. I met her when I was director of lawyer professional development at a firm where she was the director of paralegals. Correct me if I am wrong, Katherine, but, as I recall, you had no idea that you had artistic talent when you were still a paralegal? (See her answer below.)
You are mostly right about my not pursuing art at all while I was a paralegal coordinator; I enjoyed drawing as a child, but was so discouraged during early years (I was a 'messy' art student when that was not approved of) -- I pretty much pursued writing-type things instead, which I also enjoyed. (I never stopped being 'messy', however!)
YOU may be responsible for my pursuing art!!! That is because when I took aptitude testing as part of my out-placement from being a paralegal coordinator (wasn't it Johnson O'Connor?) so many art and design aptitudes scored in the highest areas, that I decided it was time to try it out. I took drawing at Jefferson Co. Adult Ed in Lakewood, from artist Gene Smith. I loved his teaching and the only other thing he taught was pastels, so I went on to study pastels with him. He recommended that I go to Denver's Art Students League to take classes from his teacher, Doug Dawson, which I did -- along with other courses there. That's when I got started, after my paralegal coordinator job was eliminated. I was taking classes and doing artwork when I did freelance paralegal work at DGS in the late '90's.
By the way, I am still in touch with the artist Gene Smith, who lives in Morrison. He now studies with an artist named Deborah Bays, I think her name is, in the Denver area -- they do remarkable work with pastels.
Thank you again for your nice blog post. Makes me very proud!