|Weir’d You Go?|
in some interesting places and is clearly transitioning to new endeavors.
Ms. Shearstone is an award-winning professional artist with an MFA
in comics, a small herd of cats, strong geek tendencies and a great love for ska-core. In addition to creating and selling fine art, Angi has worked in children's books and comics as an illustrator and writer, and is currently working on a series of novels. She just completed an Artist-in-Residency program with Weir Farm National Historic Site (https://www.nps.gov/wefa/getinvolved/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm) for February 2016.
While on site, Angi took the time to further develop her approach to traditional Chinese brush painting techniques and subject matter. Her interest in Chinese aesthetics began in 2003, and her residency provided time to experiment with toned and marbled backgrounds,
as well as with different surfaces.
As with any creative endeavor, keeping her work plan flexible opened the doors to the unexpected. Within the inspired historical setting and former home of Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir, Angi couldn’t resist the urge to return to large oil painting, after many years away from it. From the first few strokes she fell in love with oils again, and started a new series allowing the spirit and soul of Weir Farm influence her hand. These landscapes constitute the first of many more to come in the months ahead.
More of Angi's work can be seen at www.angishearstone.com. She has a Patreon page up at www.patreon.com/comics_grrl to support her art and writing, and writes a blog about creativity at Amazing Stories Magazine. She currently resides in New England.
On Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 pm, Gallery 25 will host a free Art Talk entitled “Weir’d You Go?” by Ms. Shearstone. The artist will highlight her accomplishments during her month long residency at Weir Farm and her talk coincides with an exhibit of her works in Gallery 25. Reception following to meet Ms. Shearstone and introduce the newest exhibition of works by gallery members. For more information, visit http://newmilfordgallery25.blogspot.com or stop by Gallery 25, 25 Church Street, New Milford CT.