DescriptionPart three of a series of four depicting the same scene in each season. Pen and ink drawing with digital textures and color. I have a love hate relationship with summer. It's a time fun and frivolity, going to the beach, ice cream cones,refreshing drinks, campfires, grilled food and the joy of being outside again. On the other hand, the heat can be intense and sweltering, the bugs think you're a tasty snack and the sunburns...oh the sunburns. But it's worth the pain to step into my garden, pick some fresh mint and make myself a cool and satisfying mojito, kick back in my lawn chair and listen to sounds of city life all around me!
Shawna Rowe Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I grew up in a creative family who loved photography, music, art and random hiking adventures. That helped me to develop a love for nature and artistic expression early on. I've never limited myself to one particular medium but I do favor graphic shapes, bold colors and whimsical style. Whatever the medium, I try to include some or all of those elements in my work.
My family has always been a big inspiration and they feature in a series of satirical cartoons that I've done just for fun over the years. Each year I make a new cartoon to celebrate each of my daughter's birthdays. I've also made my own greeting cards for family members over the years.
Lately, I've been making detailed magazine collages. Each one is made of 100% recycled paper cut into tiny shapes and carefully applied much like paint onto canvas. It's an art-form that requires a lot of time and patience but I love this unusual way of creating. Thank you for visiting my gallery!
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