I am an Ohio artist formally trained at Columbia College, Chicago, with degrees in Fine Art and Modern Dance. In spite of my love for drawing as a young college student, I found myself dancing on tables for a good stretch, sought out dance instruction, and ultimately found a home dancing in performance art on the streets of Chicago and in Russian ballet training. This love of movement and bodies in motion led me to the sculpting of the human form, which then led me to carving in wax. Wax eventually led me to Encaustic Painting, which then completed the cycle back to drawing and visual art! Go figure! I have spent a couple decades working with my artist-sister, Susan Lenart Kazmer, mostly sculpting figuratively for her, and taking photos of her gorgeous work. Recently I have been joining Susan at Art Retreats and Conferences where we educate fellow artists and teach mixed-media workshops. Check out my workshops on the workshop page on this site and feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I love the experience of artists collecting in classrooms, drinking in each other’s creative energy and learning together what would take so much longer to learn apart. Come join the fun! You won’t regret it- at every retreat, and at every workshop I ask Spirit, “what will you show me today?” and as I leave for home I am always amazed by what I’ve learned and by the little nuggets without which I couldn’t possibly proceed in my work! We can all learn from each other! That’s why we gather in workshops- to share and to expedite our learning process! So come- let’s learn and play together!
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