Clara Malczewski, Pinckney, MI Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement I have always been interested in arts and crafts even at an early age . In high school, I progressed to drawing; starting with pencil, then charcoal, eventually into painting with oils, pastels and finally watercolor.
I married, had 2 children and immersed myself into my family. 30 years later, my husband now retired; we started to travel and my travel photos encouraged me to start painting again; Many of my paintings are from our travels and many of my flower paintings are of flowers from my own gardens.
I started painting animals when my daughter sent me photos of her two Boston Terriers in Halloween costumes, entered them in competitions and I started winning ribbons, as well as my flowers and landscapes.