On the Art Wall: Expanding Imagination

We are delighted to share the artwork of UUCC member David Senecal on our Art Wall.

David writes:

I am primarily a draftsman and not a painter.  That is, I draw rather than wield a brush.  I began pursuing art as a serious hobby after I retired in 1985 and have taken dozens of classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA). 

For the first ten years, I enrolled in life drawing classes using graphite and charcoal media.  In 2015, I began taking classes with Karen Matson at the KIA in colored pencil, and I’ve continued under her instruction to the present day.  Those classes were my introduction to color, and I’m sticking to it!  Karen opened many doors for me visually and set me on the path to expanding my imagination.  She is an enthusiastic teacher with an infectious sense of humor and an excellent artist in many media. 

As far as subjects for my drawing, I enjoy doing portraits, buildings, cars, editorial illustrations, posters, and caricatures. I try to use reference photos that I’ve taken myself as much as possible as the basis for my work.  I am very pleased to be sharing my pictures with all of you at the UUCC.

David’s art will be on display through the end of April. You can view the Art Wall on Sundays from 8:30 AM—2 PM or at other times by appointment.