Mary Pat Corder will be showing her art through the end of June.
Artist Statement: I’m a Midwest girl; born and raised in Wyandotte County. In 3rd grade I won a class art competition. The prize was a box of brightly colored art pencils. With a boost of confidence I began drawing everyone and everything. People and animals have continued to be my favorite subjects.
After college I did a short stint at Hallmark Cards before getting married, moving and raising three children. Although I loved my years spent in the southern states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Georgia) it was good to get back home.
For the past 15 years I have taught art at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School in Gladstone, K-8th grade. The great thing about art is anyone at any age can find a way of expressing themselves. I am constantly amazed at the creativity of my students.
I work in oil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache. I also create assembled pieces from salvaged materials. I paint pet portraits and have conducted “paint your pet” classes through Dogs by Debin.
Check out my website “corderart.com” and follow the link provided there to my Etsy shop.
You can reach me by email: corderart@ yahoo.com
Now go be creative!