Shelley Zentner Fine Art

Musings

Workshop with Steven Assael at the Bay Area Classical Atelier

Workshop with Steven Assael at the Bay Area Classical Atelier
"..begin with an emotive response. It could be motivated by something as simple as a twist of hair against a bony clavicle or the comfortable or uncomfortable psychological space between two people... Drawing from life is an accumulation of subtle events made evident on a page. Unlike photography, drawing is not instantaneous but a multitude of sequential responses over time. A drawing can provide the viewer with a relic of compounded experiences that remains alive to the eye."
- Drawing: A Natural Impulse by Steven Assael

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A bit about what I do..

A bit about what I do..
...When I’m researching my subjects, studying their faces for hours upon hours to capture them in oil paint, I feel a connection to them beyond appearances. It’s as if I start to feel them in my mind and body as the brush moves over the canvas. I dream about them. I once woke up in the night calling Malala’s name.

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