I’ve been using my time recovering from gallbladder surgery to do some reading. I’ve found especially helpful information on reddot.blog by Xanadu Gallery Owner Jason Horejs. He gives all kinds of information from how to hang your artwork to how to build a consistant style or “brand” for your artwork and words to use and to avoid when trying to market your work. I think it’s been time well spent. I have an art festival coming up on Labor Day Weekend and will try to put some of his good advice into practice.
Come and see me at Oklahoma Arts Fesival , September 5-7th on the campus of Oklahoma City Community College located at S.W. 89th and May ave.
Margaret A. Dillard
A proud member of the Chickasaw tribe, I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I studied art at Moore High School, The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Rose State College and the University of Central Oklahoma. Among my mentors and instructors I include Bert Seabourn, Glenn Thomas and Carol Armstrong.
My work leans heavily to the side of realism with tones of impressionism or expressionism in some areas.
I strive to capture the beauty of God’s world in all my work. I am intrigued by the minute differences that make each person unique and at the same time the things that unify us as human beings. The slight drop of an eyelid or a shoulder can convey emotions that are common to us all. I especially love trying to capture the openness of children's expressions. I'm fascinated with the fleeting moment and excited by the challenge of capturing not just a likeness but an atmosphere or feeling.
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