The Featured Artists for March and April 2022 at the Dillsburg Area Public Library are Eric Miller and Charlotte Yealey. Our art wall coordinator Shelby Pizzaro caught up with Charlotte:
What is the source of your inspiration?
Nature since I was born and raised on a farm.
How do you describe your art?
Realism mixed with my heart & soul feelings.
What do you enjoy most about creating new art?
Each piece is my way of sharing the beauty I see in my world.
How do you start new work? Is your process always the same? If not, how does it change?
I have numerous ideas for new projects. Sometimes the idea works and sometimes not.
Do you have a favorite or “go to” technique when starting a work?
Always a sketch first regardless of the medium.
Do you have a favorite medium? Has your preference changed over the years?
I love drawing in colored pencil but oil painting is a close second.
Do you ever have creative blocks? If so, how do you rejuvenate your creativity?
Yes I have creative blocks but I just go out with my camera and always find a new project.
How have you managed to stay creative during the COVID-19 pandemic?
I did not have commissions so I had time to create what I wanted.
Do you have a favorite/inspirational quote?
The earth without art is just eh.
Do you have any current or future projects you’d like to share?
I am currently working on a pet portrait commission
If someone is interested in your work, how can they reach you?
I can be reached by text or call at 717-818-1629 or e-mail [email protected]
see more of my art at www.Charlotteyealeyart.com.