Spring Amaryllis #2

Spring Amaryllis #2, mixed media

Priscilla received her M.A. in Printmaking and her M.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 1990 and 1992 respectively.

"I like drawing almost as large as I am.  My mixed-media drawings are observed directly from life.  They demand energy and engagement with both the subject and materials.  Using both my hands, I work with traditional and less conventional materials including: pencil, charcoal, pastel, shellac and tar.  The combination of materials allows the drawing process to take on a tactile, "call and response" quality. In every drawing I hope to create a variety of marks that records the range of my thoughts and emotions as I explore the organic structure and tension that permeate any living thing, as it exists in space.  I am most satisfied with a piece when passages of urgent or sweeping gesture lead into quietly meditative areas and delicate detail that, together, can be read as a rich and coherent whole." - Priscilla Steele -

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