Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation
Wendy Parker Crockett
I was always drawn to art as a child. My grandfather was a writer, illustrator, and artist. He had several illustrated travel journals, which I loved looking through and reading of family adventures. When he would visit he showed us games that included drawing funny characters. This was my introduction to creativity.
I followed this creative path through grade school and college when I shifted my focus slightly and studied to become a Graphic Designer. At that time, everything remained hands-on and I flourished. I continued to show my artwork in student galleries and in juried shows.
I worked in publishing for several educational companies for over 35 years, most notably being National Geographic School Publishing division. I was one of the first icon designers for personal computers in the early 80's. I became Creative Director for two magazines and then moved on to Art Director for Household International. I’ve since retired to self-publish my own projects and infuse my days with creative endeavors of all kinds.
By the mid 90’s I began to long for my paints and brushes over the drone and whirls of computers. A new acquaintance helped me dust off my art supplies and find my soul again. I adored the silence.
Fast forward to 2014. I had been looking for apps that would allow me the freedom of expression using my 60,000+ images I have photographed over the years as inspiration for my paintings. I had packed art supplies on all my travels. In recent years I have discovered some wonderful programs and apps that allow me to use my photographs as a takeoff point and create what I now refer to as Digital Paintings or Artography. Now all I need is my camera, my images and my iPad for travel. Though I often throw in a little art kit, just in case.
I’m interested in all things creative. There is nothing like the feel of creating something. Being one with the process. I paint and create in my dreams. The colors light me from inside and I only hope to share that joy.
Thank you for your interest in my work. If you are interested in attending a workshop on Digital Painting/Artography,
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this unusual situation of a pandemic, current classes and workshops are only by Zoom.
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