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Book details
  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Techniques / Drawing
  • Language:English
  • Pages:132
  • eBook ISBN:9781483558677

Drawing in Life

by Maud Guilfoyle

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Overview
Drawing in Life is part of a collection of images and thoughts I have gathered as an artist and teacher. While drawing, I achieve an elusive state of mindfulness and connection unavailable to me by other means in a busy life. With desire, commitment and time, everyone can draw. The act of writing by hand lights up parts of the brain not stimulated by using a keyboard. Also, reading handwritten text as opposed to typed text, lights up more areas of the brain. Handwritten works combined with art must then be even more powerful. Viewing drawings can trigger vivid memories and emotions by linking these experiences with all of our senses. I invite you to begin a daily practice of drawing and journaling whether you are a beginner or a master. The examples and exercises included here will guide you on your path.
Description
Drawing in Life is part of a collection of images and thoughts I have gathered as an artist and teacher. While drawing, I achieve an elusive state of mindfulness and connection unavailable to me by other means in a busy life. With desire, commitment and time, everyone can draw. The act of writing by hand lights up parts of the brain not stimulated by using a keyboard. Also, reading handwritten text as opposed to typed text, lights up more areas of the brain. Handwritten works combined with art must then be even more powerful. Viewing drawings can trigger vivid memories and emotions by linking these experiences with all of our senses. I invite you to begin a daily practice of drawing and journaling whether you are a beginner or a master. The examples and exercises included here will guide you on your path.
About the author
Maud Guilfoyle is an artist who writes about art. She is a third generation artist of five from a family of arists. Maud teaches privately and in a private art school, the Art School at Old Church, Demarest, New Jersey. She has been writing download-able books since 2004 and her first ebook, Art School Portfolio Handbook, was written to address the needs of her students seeking admission into art schools and college art programs. When this first ebook was released, her students encouraged her to write a book that would speak to a wider audience. As a child, Maud spent summers by the sea on Fire Island and in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Her mother, artist Peregrine Higgins, took Maud to museums, gallery openings and artist’s studios. One of her earliest memories is sitting in front of a large painting by Monet of water lilies at the Museum of Modern Art and getting lost in the color and light. In her twenties she lived in the Southwest and painted the incredible vistas of sky with dusty pink-colored mountains and silver rivers running through the landscape. She accompanied her husband, an archaeologist, as he traveled through New Mexico and Arizona visiting ancient ruins. At present, Maud Guilfoyle maintains a studio near the Hudson River where she paints and writes about art. The quality of light in the Hudson Valley is soft, at times luminescent. Nature and the delicate balance of human interface with the environment are threaded throughout her art and writing.
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