I am an artist and fine art photographer. Since March 2020, I have been making watercolor paintings. For the past couple of years, I have been working on a series about Chicago. I want to make these to remember this city that I have lived in now since graduate school (1983). My husband and I are planning to retire in about 3 and a half years.
Then, we will move to a warmer climate. We are looking at southern states. I will miss Chicago and its beautiful architecture.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
My educational credentials include a BFA from the University of Illinois in graphic design and a MA from Columbia College in photography. I have taught art and photography at the Chicago Park District since 1992. I have received six grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and two grants from the Illinois Arts Council.
I have worked for the Chicago Park District since June 1992. Now, I have worked 30 years. I started as an hourly Artcraft Instructor. I was finally promoted to monthly (full time) in Feb. 2015 after 23 years. Now, I have been full time for seven years.
I am happy that I am making paintings now. I have wanted to do more painting for a long time and I think teaching Drawing and Painting has helped me to become more confident in my talent in painting. The work that I am doing now is realism. All of the paintings are based on photographs that I have taken in Chicago. I want to explore other styles after I finish this series.
© Pamela Hobbs