Monday, 18 January 2010

To warm you up after all that snow, guest artist, Geree McDermott, has contributed this post -

I am an American abstract artist, living and creating in South America. Originally from California, by way of New Mexico, I now live in a beach resort town on the central coast of Chile. My husband and bought a beach house with a splendid view of the South Pacific. So, I suppose it is no surprise that the beach, ocean, sun and sunsets emerge constantly in my drawings.

I draw everything by hand. That is the joy of creating for me. But what motivates me to draw in the first place is COLOR! You may have noticed that I like to use bright, vibrant colors with intense contrast. I only use Prismacolor pencils because they produce the vibrant hues I want to achieve.



I start with a 5 x 7 inch space and with a regular No 2 pencil. I draw a simple line drawing. I just let my hand draw without too much thought. Neither do I spend a lot of time planning the composition nor the color palette of the artwork. I just let my hand move as it likes. I am often astonished when I finish a drawing and step back to see what design and colors emerged.

Interesting things surface this way.


My drawings are available as functional art on a great many great gift items and other cool products at:
http://Zazzle.com/GereesGallery*
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And also on unique greeting cards at:

http://www.GreetingCardsUniverse.com/GereesCardStore

1 comment:

JudyAdamsonArtandDesign said...

Great work, Geree - and so unique!