Pencil, Pen and Ink Drawings by Marjorie Bowers News http://marjoriebowers.com The latest news from Pencil, Pen and Ink Drawings by Marjorie Bowers. en-us Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:25:31 CDT Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:25:31 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Calander of Events <p><strong><em>January 7-8, 2017</em></strong><br /> <strong><u><em>Las Olas Art Fair<br /> </em></u></strong>600 East Las Olas Blvd<br /> Ft. Lauderdale, Florida</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Saturday, January 7th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm<br /> Sunday, January 8th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><em>January 14-15, 2017</em></strong><br /> <strong><u><em>Boca Fest @ Town Center Mall<br /> </em></u></strong>6000 Glades Road<br /> Boca Raton, Florida 80435</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Saturday, January 14th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm<br /> Sunday January 15th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><em>January 21-22, 2016</em></strong><br /> <strong><u><em>DelRay Festival of the Arts<br /> </em></u></strong>Along East Atlantic Ave<br /> DelRay Beach, Florida</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Saturday, January 21st: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm<br /> Sunday, January 22nd: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><em>January 28-29, 2017</em></strong><br /> <strong><u><em>Boca Raton Fine Arts Show<br /> </em></u></strong>Federal Hwy & Palmetto Park Road<br /> Boca Raton, Florida</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Saturday, January 28th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm<br /> Sunday, January 29th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><em>February 4-5, 2017, 2016</em></strong><br /> <strong><u><em>Mt. Dora Arts Festival<br /> </em></u></strong>Downtown Mount Dora<br /> Florida</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Saturday, February 4th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm<br /> Sunday, February 5th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><em>February 11-12, 2016</em></strong><br /> <strong><u><em>Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts<br /> </em></u></strong>1718 Main Street<br /> Sarasota, Florida</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Saturday, February 11th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm<br /> Sunday, February 12th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><em>February 18-19, 2016</em></strong><br /> <strong><u><em>Coconut Point Art Festival<br /> </em></u></strong>23106 Fashion Drive<br /> Estero Florida</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Saturday, February 18th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm<br /> Sunday, February 19th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><em>February 25-26, 2016</em></strong><br /> <strong><u><em>Fine Arts of Manatee County<br /> </em></u></strong>Address to come<br /> Florida</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>Saturday, February 25th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm<br /> Sunday, February 26th: 10:00am &#8211; 5:00pm</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:59:27 CST Artist Statement <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoPlainText"><font size="2" face="Courier New">I think of my work as my effort to preserve a little bit of historic <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region> one drawing at a time. I love this country and I love to draw. For me it was destiny that these two passions would one day collide.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoPlainText"><o:p><font size="2" face="Courier New">&nbsp;</font></o:p></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoPlainText"><font size="2" face="Courier New">I travel extensively throughout our country finding old buildings, mills, ghost towns and such to photograph for later composition. I take a lot of time to make sure that the sun is just right, the shadows strong and elegant and the composition is perfect. All of my landscapes are drawn in portrait style and I love to capture a background, foreground and middle ground. </font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoPlainText"><o:p><font size="2" face="Courier New">&nbsp;</font></o:p></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoPlainText"><font size="2" face="Courier New">Utilizing pen and ink is ideal for my &#8220;perfectionist&#8221; nature. There is no forgiveness in this medium &#8211; one wrong line and the drawing is ruined. For some reason, that threat appeals to my adventurous side. Pen and ink also allows me to use millions of strokes in creating a photo realistic drawing. It allows me to bring beauty to the smallest nuances of nature such as a tree root or the grain of wood. It also lets me put forth the deep shadows and detail I want in order for my drawing to be worthy of the subject. It takes me hours upon hours (sometimes over 100!)to complete a drawing &#8211; all the while being in the world of yesterday &#8211; doing the thing I love best &#8211; Preserving our Heritage.</font></p> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:48:03 CDT