July 6, 2018

My work is informed by light, shadows, reflections and movement playing on different surfaces.  The paintings represent a dark time in my childhood, my journey through life, my resilience to overcome and crossing to adulthood. Physical encounters are expressed in textu...

June 30, 2018

        I find myself making art that is haunted by memories from my childhood. Imagine yourself a child, the age of nine.  A child seen as obese. Other kids make fun of you and adults make offhanded comments and jokes about your size. You bury your feelings, laugh it...

June 24, 2018

Kenneth Pruitt has worn many hats on his journey. His work is informed by numerous varied life experiences. While his contemporary paintings are nonfigurative, they do hold meanings that represent his life. Though style and technique differ, according to Pruitt, influe...

August 12, 2017

     I made a comment in one of my papers about internet television being relative new. Then received an admonition that my comment was dated because internet television has been around for years.

     I understand, if a person is young and the inter...

August 4, 2017

         My take away from my first summer in grad school is how much things have changed in the forty plus years since I was in a classroom situation. When I started to college, man had not walked on the moon. Neil Armstrong performed that feat on July 20, 1969. It wa...

August 2, 2017

          After completing all requirements for a BA with major/minor in Art, I thought about continuing my to obtain a second degree in education. However, I had a full-time job that was paying more than I could make teaching school. I chose the path of financial secu...

July 31, 2017

      How important or unimportant is planning or sketching out pre-meditated ideas before your start working on your actual art piece? The adage “fail to plan, plan to fail” is very true when applied to developing a work of art. Pre-meditated is defined as something d...

July 28, 2017

        Describe an artist whose work you first discounted but later loved. What caused the change? When I was in about the third grade, I saw a photo of a painting by Vincent van Gogh. It was the Potato Eaters. The painting was dark and the people were...

July 24, 2017

My answer is no, and the reason is that I never got in trouble for making art. That is not to say that I was not troublesome. I was always allowed creative expressiveness. I have memories from my early childhood that include drawing and using pencils and crayons. I alw...

July 21, 2017

How do you know when a work of art is complete?  

The following quote is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci: "L'arte non è mai finita, solo abbandonata." or, Art is never finished, only abandoned. I agree with the statement wholeheartedly. When working on a piece, the arti...

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