Artist Laura mocnik

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Flat Rock, Michigan is where I have lived for the past 34 years with my husband, Joe.  I worked at Ford Motor Company for 20 years as an Executive Secretary but decided to trade my keyboard for a paint brush.  Art opened up a whole new beautiful world for me.  Since age 9, drawing has always been my first love.  Then, I discovered my love for oil painting and now pastel.  Oil painting is very rewarding because I feel so inspired the minute I pick up a paint brush and pastel gives me the chance to use my first love of drawing. Basically, I am self-taught in the pastel medium.  I continue to study the Masters in all mediums through the numerous books I have accumulated over the years.  Some of my favorite artists are John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas,  Mary Cassatt, Joaquin Sorolla, Andres Zorn and Vincent Van Gogh.
Drawing and painting the human figure has been my greatest interest over and above any other subject matter.  I consider my work to be Romantic Realism because I seek, above all else, individuality expressed through subjective emotions.  I continue to sing my own song with my whole heart.  If my art can connect with someone in some way, then that is very rewarding for me.
My formal education includes oil painting at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, watercolor classes at Monroe Community College and life drawing classes at Henry Ford College.  
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