Artist IRENE RESNICK
I have been drawing since I was a child. I grew up in a small town in the Catskill Mountains. I attended a very small Central School. In the early 1950's education system the term Dyslexia did not exist. Support for children that had this condition did not exist. It was a very diffecult time to have this condition. Your were labled an underachiever, not very bright, slow or just plain 'stupid'. The one thing that I had was a talent for art , especially drawing. I loved everything that had to do with art. Understand, having this condition did not stop me. I finally mastered reading and I thoroughly loved History. I loved the Arts as in Chorus and Drama and participated in these activitise with great success. I was chosen to attend a two week Art Seminar at a local college. It was then that I decided to be an artist.
Because of circumstances I was not able to get the professional training I needed. It wasn't until many years later after my children had grown I was able to fulfill my ambitions. I started studying in Junior Colleges and taking classes at the Scottsdale Artist School in Scottsdale Arizona. I attended as many workshops and seminars as I could. When I moved to colorado I studied at the Denver Artist League. I also developed a love for photograpy.
I worked in the travel industry and took advantage of the travel opportunities it afforded me. China, Pakistan, Mongolia, Tibet, Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Romania are just a few examples. I took my camera and discreetly photographed the indiginous people living in areas' most people do not see or go too. I loved to travel out into the country side of these countries. Mingling with the indigenous population still living the old [...]
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