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This month’s Member Spotlight features Brenda Jackson, who serves as Secretary and has been a member of the Mesa Art League since 2018.
"So many creative choices. Life’s greatest challenge. In her book 'Refuse to Choose” the great author and coach Barbara Sher wrote: “To Scanners [her word for people who are interested in a multitude of things] the world is like a big candy store full of fascinating opportunities, and all they want is to reach out and stuff their pockets.'
Drawing, painting, writing, playing bluegrass banjo, writing songs, clogging, square dancing, photography, wood carving & wood craft, leather craft, creative blacksmithing. Just a few of the creative things vying for my interest & spare time"
"Animals and the natural world have been the source of my art since childhood. I loved to draw Scooby Doo, Toucan Sam from the cereal box, and of course, horses! When they could afford it, my parents bought me leather project kits and I loved tooling designs on the change purses, wallets, key fobs, etc. that I made (Unfinished leather smells heavenly--I love to go to the Tandy Leather Outlet just to inhale the leather scent.) In middle school shop class, we made leather and wood projects (fresh wood also smells heavenly). As a teen, I watched, mesmerized, as Bob Ross created gorgeous landscapes out of thin air."
"34 years ago, I took a painting class at community college. I loved John Audubon’s 1882 etching of Snowy Owls and attempted to recreate that in acrylic. In all the moves I have made since 1986, I have toted that Snowy Owls painting with me wherever I go as a reminder to get back to painting and continue to hone my skill."
"My journey in art has been one of fits and starts, but I never give up. For me, art is the link between nature, emotion, and evoking the best in people. I began to sketch landscapes when I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in my twenties and continued to sketch when I moved to the amazing Arizona."
"Some of my art goals: To master drawing and painting Labrador Retrievers and the natural wonder that is Arizona. I’m currently planning to experiment on some throw-away food tins to see if I can paint a variety of Arizona settings on them. In 2019 I took a drawing class at community college which has spawned an interest in mastering the art of drawing the magnificent moose, such interesting creatures."
"And my art has taken a twist in the last few years. I’ve suddenly become interested in drawing humans (or faces at least). My goals there are to draw and/or paint a series of my favorite old time country music artists, my Dad (my hero), and I am bound and determined to reproduce Mr. Spock, my favorite fictional character of all time. An eclectic mix of art choices? I suppose so. Right now I choose to focus on learning drawing techniques in pencil, pen and charcoal."
"Creativity is as necessary as breathing. It balances out life, especially when what you do for a day job isn’t creative. Everyone keep sharing your art! You never know the good it is going to do someone else."
Our Members are a diverse
group of Artists.
They range from professionals to amateurs, art teachers to beginners.
Our members create 2 dimensional art,
as well as, 3 dimensional art,
with media ranging from oil to inks,
glass to jewelry, ceramic to porcelain, metal art and so much more!
Allen, Linda Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media
Alexander, Gloria Oil, Acrylic, Colored Pencil
Anderson, Joni Watercolor
Barzso, Robert Glass, Plastic
Beasley, Karen Acrylic, Fiber, Mixed Media
Becker, Elvie Oil, Charcoal, Colored Pencil
Berkson, Sandra Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media
Billings, Anthony Oil, Acrylic
Bird, Dorothy Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media
Black, Diane Lenay Acrylic, Mixed Media
Book, Pat Porcelain, Acrylic
Bottler, Judy Photography
Bradley, Jane Oil
Brewer, John Acrylic Paint Pouring, Abstract, Metal
Briggs, Nancy Oil, Acrylic
Brown-Moser, Sue Oil
Bruning, Gail Oil
Cheeley, Lynda Mixed Media, Oil
Cline, Ruth Oil, Acrylic
Cochran, Kathleen Oil, Pen & Ink, Watercolor
Cooke, Alexander Oil
Cooper, Bev Oil, Watercolor
Cooper, Mary A.
Corrigan, James Jewelry, Sculpture, Acrylic, Videography
Corrigan, Sharon Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Scratchboard
Craig, Phyllis Watercolor, Oil
Delcoure, Jo Ellen Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Oil Pastel
Denson, Judy Oil, Ink
Dilley, Wilma Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Colored
D'Mauro, Allan Acrylic, Mixed Media
Dube, Elaine Watercolor, Drawing, Colored Pencil, Pan Pastel
Dunshie, Edwin Watercolor, Pastel, Colored Pencil
Dyer, Richard Steel Sculpture
Dyer, Rick Oil
Eaton, Sharron Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing
Ehl, Barbara Watercolor, Acrylic
Fleming, Cecilia Clay, Oil, Crafts, Repurposing
Goheen, Maralyn Fused Glass, Drawing, Painting, Collage
Hagen, Linda Acrylic, Watercolor
Harris, Harry Mixed Media
Hisdahl, Deborah (Dee) Oil
Hook, Terry Watercolor
Hooser, Jan Oil, Watercolor, Batik
Jackson, Brenda Pencil, Charcoal, Acrylic, to be
Johnson, Joanna Acrylic, Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, Oil,
Jones, Linda Watercolor, Jewelry, Mixed Media,
Luster, Bertha C. Oil
McClure, Kathy Photography
McKinney, Charles Photography, Adult Coloring Books
McKinney, Chere' Acrylic, Colored Pencil
Mittelholz, Laurie Oil
Moody, Lawrence Acrylic, Gourds, Mixed Media
Moore, Amanda Acrylic, Photography, Beading, Crafts
Moser, Anita Oil, Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pastels,
Watercolor & more
Mudersbach, Paul Oil, Acrylic
Mudersbach, Star Acrylic, Ceramic, Glass
Neiman, Glenda Oil
Nowak-Utech, Nancy Acrylic, Mixed Media
Paige, Susan Mixed Media, Graphite, Jewelry
Parcell, Celeste Mixed Media
Raupe, Johanna Photography, Oil
Peterson, Sharon Watercolor, Acrylic
Rosenblatt, Barry Acrylic
Rush, Tom Acrylic
Scriba, Elizabeth Mixed Media
Scriba, Rita Veteran Outreach Support
Short, Alicia Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed Media
Sierka, Carole Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic
Stearns-Kohler, Vivian Oil, Acrylic, Fused Glass, Mixed Media
Stickel, Cinnamon Jewelry
Stickel, Michael Mosaic
Stickel-Harris, Loralee Metal
Stradling, Sheryl Mixed Media, Printmaking
Sullivan, Mary Jo Watercolor, Acrylic
Tyson, Suzanne Watermedia, Acrylic, Pen & Ink
Anne M. Torda
Vaccaro, Rosalie Oil, Encaustic, Pastel, Charcoal
Walsh, Caryn Metal, Beads, Stone, Glass, Fabric,
Welschmeyer, Ted Copper, Watercolor,
Wilson, Barbara Digital Photography
Wing, Juliet Colored Pencil
Wong, Lucy Mixed Media