- How do you feel about your family, both two and four legged?
You spend a lot of time doing the best for your two and four legged family members. Time spent at the computer uploading all those photos. You know, the ones from the last holiday, family get-together, trips, and so on. You would love to have something even more special than just those photos. It can be tough to find just the right gift for the person who has everything, or for a grieving family member or friend. You really want the best for everyone you know. Don’t you?
- How do you get the perfect gift or preserve that cherished memory?
I’m Jo Lawson, The Playful Artist, and I can help you with the best gift for all occasions in your life. I received a degree from The Art Institute. I have created numerous works of art across several mediums. I focus primarily on acrylic and pencil. My acrylic pieces capture beautiful scenes of flowers and landscapes and are a great way to add color to your home. My pencil pieces have stunning shades of gray along with contrasting blacks and whites, showing the intricate features of each subject, bringing them to life.
I have been an artist since high school. When it came time to choose a career, my strong willed and loving mother said “No way” to art. So while I was in school I also studied business administration. That is what I ultimately did, and still do for my daily bread. As time progressed, I let life take the lead and my dreams of working as an artist fell asleep. I won’t say they died. Those dreams are a part of what makes me, me. Well, I got married had two great sons and life was full and happy. Just no art to keep me happy. Now I have the time to pursue my art career. I work in pencil for portraits. This shows the strong contrast of light and dark. By using the simple black and white of a pencil, I am able to show the personality of the subject. My work can stir up many emotions. It will make you smile as you recall fond memories of someone lost to you, and you may become sad because you miss them and still have deep feelings for them. My goal is to have my art touch you in some way.
- Comments from others
“I’ve seen portraits in everyone’s house. Now I have my own.” Pete E
“Oh! That looks just like him. His Mother is going to love it!”- Mary J.
“When I gave him the picture of his dog, all he could do was smile.” – Teresa M.
“I can almost smell the roses” – Sandra Y.
- Contact Me
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