The gallery I visited:
Seeing a gallery being shown by the owner explaining each artists' process, reasoning, and meaning behind their work takes a little out of the dreaded gallery world mystery. What I am lacking in fine art that I've gotten from medical illustration is working small rather than huge. Most things I do art between 24x18 inches and 8.5x11 inches. I would love to figure out a way to incorporate the skills I've gained from medical illustration into fine art. Having both a name as an illustrator and a fine artist is something I aspire to have. I cannot spend my days whittling away at the perfect artery drawing, I need big, bold sweeps of color. I need emotion in my drawing and painting.
I love their "Art in Spaces" section on the Moberg website. I could imagine myself working for large corporations, hospitals, and universities creating commissioned art for a specific place. I love the idea of touching that many people through my art. Being able to display something in such a public setting, becoming part of the space itself is very cool.
|KAREN STROHBEEN & BILL LUCHSINGER|