I am from a small town in Wi. My mother was a portrait artist when I was a little girl and I was lucky enough to be her model several times. I like to think some of her talent rubbed off on me along the way. She and several other friends started an art club and would set up their easels at her restaurant after closing hours and paint into the night. They named their club The Rural Rembrandts which is still going strong to this day. When the group started back in the 40's they became the founders of Wisconsin Rural Art Association which was affiliated with the University of Wi., Madison. The reason was to encourage art in rural areas and to form clubs throughout the state and have art shows. Each club would have a once a year art show in their town and the winners of those regional shows went on to state to get judged again This process is still going on after all those years. I have been a member for many years and have won several of those awards..The web site for the club is www.ruralrembrandts.com.
I started working in oils and have experimented with many mediums. One of my interests is using gourds as my canvas. I cut, gouge, wood burn, sculpt, stain, weave and paint those wonderful natural objects. It is fun to come up with embellishments from nature. I live in Florence, Az. for part of the year. I love to walk in the desert looking for objects for gourds. There is much to gather up there among the dry desert floor. I also work with wool in the form of felt art and doing both dry and wet felting. Another way for me to enjoy art is with my camera. I live next to a wet land in the summer and have the opportunity to set up my tripod in the yard and wait for the wild life appear before me.
I invite you to check out my web site at-www.selma-glunn.artistwebsites.com.