During December the Friends are exhibiting work from local artist Elaine Dobrowolski. Elaine's work will run through the end of December.
"My name is Elaine Dobrowolski, and "emerging" artist, working in oil, acrylic & multi media.
Previous to October 2010 my personal endeavors revolved around raising my family and making a living working in the auto industry.
In May of 2007 my plant closed and that was the end of my career in the auto industry. I realized it was time to turn the page and begin a new chapter in my search for a fulfilling path for the future. I told myself "What better time to pursue knowledge of and learn the fundamentals of the arts???"
Instruction at the Flint Institutue of Art, Flint Michigan for 2 1/2 years opened up a whole new world for me. Oil painting, drawing, plein aire classes and workshops were my focus.
For me...inspiration is everywhere and I want to paint it. Landscapes, still life, plein aire in oil or acrylic paints are among my painting endeavors. Experimentation is also a way for me to explore my limits, push the imagery and create with my medium of choice.
My Artist Statement:
I feel creativity is limitless and my drive to create is ongoing and evolving.