Colored Pencil Gallery by Lynda Schumacher
It is a pleasure to be invited as a guest artist on Debbi’s blog. The two of us met at the 16th Annual CPSA Convention in Bethesda, Maryland, where we were (serendipitously) seated at the same table during the awards banquet. Since that time we have become supportive friends and colleagues through the miracle of email.
Having spent most of my adult life thus far as a social worker, it is only somewhat recently that I’ve begun to pursue my artwork as a serious endeavor. My preferred mediums are colored pencil and graphite. I often work on sanded pastel paper, as I find that its rough surface lends itself well to the textures in my work. For me drawing is definitely an ongoing learning process; one sometimes fraught with discouragement as well as fortunate happenstance. In many ways, I’m still finding and developing my voice as an artist.
During childhood I developed a fascination with horses and cowboys (but only because they rode horses), and later with the lifestyle of the American West and Native American cultures. I love the textures of the west: worn leather, lined faces, and intricate beading, to name but a few. But more than that, I am drawn to subjects that for me seem to portray a deep emotion or vulnerability. It is my hope that the admiration and esteem I have for the persons and lifestyles I portray is evident in each piece, as well as in my growing body of work.
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