Grace Arledge

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I need to inspire spiritually with my art. I attempt to show the spirituality of all the subjects I work with. I use form, structure, shape, contrast, B/W & vibrant color to make my statement. I like representational/modernistic art so the subject is “in your face.” I want people to be more spiritual, to get in touch with original thinking, to be inspired to examine themselves introspectively, to build up their souls and aspirations. In the past I have exhibited nationally in NYC, Chicago, LA, Miami, FL, MI, OR, NJ, & GA; also Florence, Italy. I have permanent exhibits in the Laurel & Hardy Museum In Harlem, GA & Riverside Public Library, Riverside, IL.

My original art background was in commercial/advertising art for over 10 years in Chicago & briefly in Atlanta, GA. My education in art includes 2 certificates from College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL -- one in Commercial Art, the other in Desktop Publishing. I continued my studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL in life drawing, commercial illustration, Adobe Illustrator & Aldus Freehand. Currently I am pursuing my Art History studies online at Oxford University, UK.

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