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’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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I have 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.