Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Natalya Sots

 Natalya Sots is an artist originally from Pavlodar, Kazakhstan but has lived in Chicago’s suburb of Schaumburg since 2002.

 

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Natalya got started as an artist in high school when she worked at a ceramics factory where she decorated the dishes before they were glazed and fired.

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Prior to graduation from college, Natalya started working as an art teacher at a private art school in Pavlodar.

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She was given a course in ceramics as the medium to introduce these children to the wonderful world of art, and was asked to develop a program for it.

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She developed her technique and style while working on the program for kids.

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Natalya’s whimsical ways have turned her love of art into a cornicopia of lucious ceramics, bright and intricate.

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From butter dishes to cups and teapots, Natalya Sots colorful creations can be found at http://www.natalyasots.com/

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Craig L. Haupt

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In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream — Lingering in the golden gleam — Life, what is it but a dream?

~~Lewis Carroll

SHe loves me not

Craig L Haupt is a Maryland based artist who works with Pen & Ink, watercolor, color pencil, and acrylics to create whimsical abstract images.

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The words of artist Craig L. Haupt are as honest as his works.

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“Though having earned an Art Education degree in 1999 (at 50 years old) and taking the required art courses, I am for the most part self-taught.”

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“During my professional career, the early and latter part has been mechanical drawing/drafting. From childhood to present, I have been surrounded by my doodles and countless stick figures that have never left me.”

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“Over time, they all have been unintentionally blending to create a menagerie of different subjects.”

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 Craig’s artwork can be found in several spots around the galaxy — his blog is  www.craiglhaupt.com, his website is www.clhaupt.com, and his FaceBook Art Page is Craig L Haupt.

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Take some time and explore his works. You will enjoy them as I do.