Sybil KlugAugust People's Choice Honorable Mention Winner

image8As a busy mother of three, I find little bits of time throughout the week and put them all to as much creating as I possibly can. I’ve found it a lot easier to put down, pick up and rehydrate watercolor so I’ve been pursuing studies in this medium lately. My passion however, came to me about eight years ago. I’ve painted many times but one day I decided to pickup a pallet knife and paint with it. Since then, I have been obsessed with this technique and very much crave the freedom of it. Often I get asked, what sparks my creativity. I honestly can paint any subject. It’s the color that drives me. Either the hue or how it blends, weather the subject is translucent or multilayered, amount of contrast, depth. I’m always pushing my technique to the next level. Some paintings have a lot of meaning to me, others just help me portray an emotion. When I paint, the whole world fades away. 

I’m currently pursuing textile art as well. I love creating macrame wall hangings and dreamcatchers the most. Although I don’t work on sketches and color pencil drawings as much anymore, I still get an occasional commission on them as I do have a hand in being very realistic with pencil. I also crate jewelry. I started wire wrapping with copper about eight years ago. I feature semiprecious crystals in my wraps and design easy flowing lines or sculptures that resemble flowers or insects for example. All of my jewelry is coated making it hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant. Most pieces adjust in size or can be made custom.

I’m looking forward to having a studio again in the future as I really miss teaching art classes. Being a mom is the priority at this time but I’ll be back in no time. I’m considering starting a fashion project while I plan ahead.

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