Artwork by Cindi Neverdousky
Art is so very important to me. As a public school administrator for years I made sure that the art teachers were the best as well as our music classes. It is through the arts we see the world as a beautiful place. In the meantime I was busy raising two boys, public service duties, watching ball games, singing in choir and being the Principal of a large urban school. Not much time to see the world through the beauty of art.
Ten years ago I stopped and took a breath, I retired. I didn’t retire totally but at least my calendar was mine and I could find time to paint. You see the only time my mind gears down from the problems of the day and the world is when I paint or sing. Using that right brain is what relaxes me and makes me a kinder, more gentle person.
I’ve taken lessons from a variety of teachers in our Woman’s Club and a local art association. When I look at the old masters and read of the limited palettes they use I am amazed at the colors and values they are able to achieve. I learn something new from each and every teacher. My goal is to find my style, my best color palette, and become a master at what I do.
As we grow older our lives change and so must we. I hope that the last 30 years or so will be a productive time of creating works of beauty for others to enjoy for years to come.