Thank you all!
Chris Bajon Jones
President of DSFAA
Artist -Marita Gentry
artist, illustrator, designer, teacher, person.
Welcome to my world! That is the song my husband sang to me as I came down the isle. That is what I say to you as you browse through my website.
What do I do?
I paint, illustrate, design, and teach art.
Why? Because it is a passion in my head I cant get a way from. I love to interpret a story....discover the humor in the character and bring it out. I like to design words. I love color and the feel of a paint brush full of paint on the canvas.
Why? Because I am starting to like using my wacom pad and pencil...because I love to print out a new design and see if the colors are right.
Why? I teach because I enjoy passing on my love of creating. I enjoy encouraging people to be creative. I love to welcome people to a new world.
Who? I am a little girl raised by an artist mom who taught me to believe I could do anything I thought I could. I was lucky.
I grew up to marry a great guy who sings really wonderfully. I grew up some more and had a daughter. She grew up to be beautiful and smart.
What did I do while we all grew up? Paint...at first just watercolors, then I painted oils, then I decided to try acrylics, then mixed media. I painted for years. All this time I worked in several art galleries. I decided it was my turn. I stopped working to become a full time artist. Good thing that great guy had a good job.
I painted art! Things looked up. I started teaching art. Things were looking much better. I was very very lucky and illustrated a book. I got more books. Then I decided I wanted to design. That is where I am now. I still paint, illustrate, teach, and now design. I like having a large world. Welcome to my world.