Monday, March 12, 2018

#5 Jennifer Hinrichs and belief in art

Portrait of a man -- Life model session
Don Valley Art Club
Acrylic on paper
24 x 18
BarbaraMuir © 2008

I'm afraid I may be all over the place with these eighteen people in 2018.
Obviously my husband, my children and their families come first.  But I
wrote about them in the month of love, and it seems right now to honour
other people who've had a tremendous influence on my artistic life.   Jennifer
Hinrichs has been a key person in my life as an artist.  

I had my very first art show ever in Jennifer's house.  We set up a show
mostly of botanical watercolours, and sent out invitations.  It was one
weekend long, and the beginning for me of being immersed in the
world of trying to figure out where and how to do this art thing.

Jennifer and I worked at the same art magazine and met a lot of Canada's
top artists in those jobs -- me as assistant editor, and Jennifer as the designer.
We also taught a course, called The Path of Change about positive thought,
and from that experience I got to teach School Success, basically 
positive psychology for 10 years at a local community college.

Plus Jennifer introduced me to the Don Valley Art Club, and I started
getting regular drawing sessions and a series of group shows because
of that association.  

Jennifer winning an award
at the Don Valley Art Club
I love Jennifer's work.  I have never had the guts yet to do her 
portrait, although I'd love to.  But she is so beautiful, strong and 
wonderful plus very busy, that I've been a bit overwhelmed at the
thought.  So I'm posting a photo of her instead.

I love this photo from the Grand Manan Artists' site.
If you want to study with Jennifer in Grand Manan
this summer click the link.

Have an honouring the people who helped you day!

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