Artist Laura mocnik

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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.  Painting something that may connect with someone in some way is my biggest reward for doing what I love to do.    
My formal education includes oil painting at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, watercolor classes at Monroe Community College and life drawing  at Henry Ford College.  I am basically 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.  
                                                                                   Awards & Exhibition

BoldBrush Painting Competition June 2018 - Portrait of a Woman was selected as part of the FAV15%

Butler Institute of American Art -  82nd National Midyear Exhibition 2018 - My pastel, Lucy Gray, was One of 93 entries from 79 artists accepted out of almost 800 entries from 286
artists from 29 states.
Arts for the Future - Best of Show 2017, 2012,
 1st Place 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012
Library Purchase Award 2016
Fall Festival of the Arts - Honorable Mention 2017. 2011
2nd Place 2013
Artist Choice 2017
Best of Show 2010
Art Ambience Art Show - Artist Choice 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2009
Honorable Mention 2017, 2016, 2013, 2009
3rd Place 2011
Award of Excellence 1999
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