Polly E. Perkins
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“I draw from life, from figures, flora and fauna. My primary motivations are to look and draw by hand what I see. The work speaks back to me as I draw or paint in charcoal, pastel and oil. I’m drawn to the hand-wrought physicality of paint on wood, charcoal and ink on paper. With printmaking and collage I refine, multiply and combine images, filtering them through the lenses of my eyes, brain, hand and life experiences.”
Recent shows include: Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin FL, “On Your Mark” exhibit 2nd place award; ArtNow Printmaking at Ann Arbor Art Center, Michigan; Studio@620, Woodfield Fine Art Gallery in St Petersburg FL; Tampa Main Library in 2016; 2015 All Florida Juried Show, Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg; Florida west coast outdoor art festivals, including Gasparilla and Gainesville. My work has been purchased by Tampa’s “Art In Public Places,” is included in private and corporate collections, and has traveled nationally as part of a 2-year exhibition from the Everson Museum, Syracuse.
Education: Masters of Fine Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University; Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University; Printmaking at the University of Colorado and Rochester Visual Studies Workshop.