Private Art Teacher
I received private art lessons from Connecticut artist, and art teacher Kathy Singer during the late 1970s. Kathy taught me to work in several different mediums, that included watercolor, graphite, and papier-mache. We primarily worked at her home, but we also went on field trips to scenic locations around Connecticut. I remember one such trip to a farm in Cheshire where we drew one of the barns multiple times from various vantage points. It was a fun outing that took the better part of a day.
Papier-mache projects were also fun. We would make funny characters using strips of rolled and crumpled cardboard fastened together using masking tape. After the figures were shaped to our satisfaction, we coated the creation with papier-mache. Once dried, we painted our characters to bring them to life. They were fun crafty projects, and I learned a lot from Kathy.
Kathy also taught me basic watercolor techniques that I continued to develop and refine long after our art lessons had stopped. I feel that her instructions on shadow, and lighting were informative, and beneficial in my development as a young artist.
Watercolor Portraits by Connecticut Artist Kathy Singer
Pastel Artworks by Connecticut Artist Kathy Singer
In 2009 I received a call from Kathy Singer after she found my website. We talked about the things we have done since we last spoke over 30 years ago and she was thrilled that I was still creating art. I asked about her watercolors, and she mentioned that her new love is pastel and landscapes. She sent some images of her recent works, and I have posted them below. Please enjoy these artworks by Connecticut artist, and art teacher Kathy Singer.