HI Welcome !
thanks for stopping at my page !
here's a little bit about me, artistically speaking.
a casual biography =)
art >>> the formative years:
i have eaten color crayons, glue, glitter, that weird white paste in kindergarten and for sure some pencil erasers (circa 5, hello) so i have art in my system from early on, literally. plus, my mom (and my dad at one point) was an art teacher. i know i was all nerdy artist when it came to holiday projects, school posters, art fairs. i've woodburned stuff on birch bark (girlscout badge). and i have definitely glued macaroni to a cigar box and spray painted it Gold (i know) like multiple times in my childhood ! i know how to recreate an image using silly putty.
regarding the 'artist temperament', i took scissors and cut off the tips of my mom's professional watercolor brushes (again circa 5), and no i don't know why i did it. age 5 was exploratory.
as a teenager i went crazy with beads and decoupage. discovered pottery, photography, boys. i got my first acrylic painting set when i was 13 and my first set of oils when i was 15. my mom taught me how to sew and crochet. my dad taught me how to play guitar and sing. i bought my first 35mm camera at 16 and used it extensively.
i consider myself a lifetime student of the ARTS.
art >>> the adult years:
(1980-83) Winona State University, MN: art major, of course.
(1989-92) University of California, Santa Barbara, CA: BA in studio art, with honors, first woman to receive the wendy anne finkel memorial scholarship.
art >>> professional info:
oil abstracts and 3D sculpture paintings (reuvenz beingz), have been on display in stores, shows or galleries in long beach, santa barbara, montecito, los angeles CA.
art >>> distinquished jobs:
cargo west in belmont shore, CA with the wildly popular jody jean,
managing a very elegant and artsy boutique store raku in santa barbara, CA, owned for decades by the martin family.
art >>> favorite entrepreneurial venture:
painting (and etc) at 'reuvenz beingz' with partners reuven harris and barbara katzoff in los angeles, CA. we debuted our line of work at the new york art expo, NY ('95) and rocked steady in the sports, entertainment and erotic worlds with caricatured sculptures of celebrities. we also designed corporate holiday cards for the Williams Capital Group in the (then) twin towers, new york, NY. incredible times.
artists >>> my favorites include richard diebenkorn, frida kahlo, reuven harris and my mom.
thanks for reading all this,
Dawn Vagts joined Pixels on December 29th, 2012.