Karen Valentine-Melton

Pretty Yellow Bow

Graphite and Colored Pencil 14”x17”

I fell in love with drawing as a child, but did not pursue art as a career. After 32 years of teaching English, I am now rekindling the love I had for art and the euphoria of turning a blank paper into a beautiful composition with strokes of my pencils. My submission reflects for me the challenge of creating new and very detailed characteristics of vintage portraiture.