PAHRUMP, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dorothy Slikker is an experienced fine artist creating original oil paintings for collectors and art enthusiasts across Nevada. She is the founder of Slikker’s Fine Art Studio and the author of My Art Walk To the Contemporary Masters
“I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life, ever since I was a 13,” recalls Slikker. “I painted a tree in water colors and it took first place in the cafeteria contest. I got such a thrill inside the body and that has never left me. My mother had married a man who told me, ‘No, you can’t take art!’ It was forbidden, which only made me want to do it more.”
Blending acrylics and oils in the style of her mentor Robert Warren, Slikker skillfully captures natural beauty. Her works range from realistic to realistic-impressionistic, portraits, landscapes and animals.
“It’s a very personal journey into your work,” says Slikker, “I like to paint scenery with life in it.”
“Her perfection is formidable,” says curator Despina Tunberg. “For us, Dorothy truly is a master painter.”
Slikker is passionate about teaching new painters the beauty and history of art and passing on her skills to aspiring artists. She also works with seniors to help fill their retirement years with art, as well as young children.
“If you have a desire to learn I can teach you the fundamentals,” says Slikker. I’m teaching them the same steps I started with. I have them bring to the studio what it is they would like to paint. We paint what we want.”
Slikker has her students convert their photograph into the size of their canvas, trace them onto the canvas. Painting them first in black and white shows the darks and lights and enables them to
“People say ‘Well that’s cheating,’” says Slikker. “But if you study the old masters, they had ways in their time of projecting images onto canvases. That’s why their art looks perfect.”
Slikker recently completed a four-month exhibit at the Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas Art Museum.
“I had the drive to become known as a fine artist. I wanted my work to tell a story.” says Slikker. “I’m proud that I reached for the desires I’ve always held. This has been my journey in art and my acceptance into the art community.”
CUTV News Radio will feature Dorothy Slikker in a two-part interview with Jim Masters on July 5th at 2pm EDT and with Doug Llewelyn on July 12th at 2pm EDT.
Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.
For more information on Slikker’s Fine Art, visit http://www.slikkersfineart.com
My Art Walk To the Contemporary Masters is available on Amazon.
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