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Sandhill Crane Festival

November 6-8 · Hutchins Street Square Lodi, CA

November 6-8, 2015

Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

800-581-6150 ·

Festival Artist - Myra Steward

"Every painting tells a story and captures a single moment or thought in time"

Art is an essential part of my everyday life, trying to incorporate it in all that I do. I had dreamed of painting since I was a little girl. After reading the book, The Artist's Way, I finally gave myself permission to try painting. It is now my passion!

I am a senior signature member of NCA, Northern California Artists. I have been accepted into juried art shows throughout California and have won prizes. I have also contributed numerous volunteer hours per year and serve on the NCA board as the courtesy chair.

I have studied with several teachers including: Cassidy Aikman, Jim Estey, Phillis Eyman, Beverly Fields, and Anne Bradley and have attended workshops with Father William Breault and David Lobenberg. I enjoy getting together with a weekly paint group that pushes the threshold of my creativity.

The mediums and subject matter I use are varied. I work in watercolor and mixed media. Recently I have begun experimenting with watercolor on canvas. I enjoy painting a variety of subject matters, but especially like to paint birds and animals. I always paint with a limited palette of just one blue, one yellow and one red, keeping me challenged to create as many shades of color as possible!

I am thrilled that my painting of Sandhill Cranes has been selected to represent the 2015 Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival.

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