R. Dale McElwee - Artist

Biography




  It is with honor and happiness that I am able to share my art with you. And thanks for visiting my site.  I'm very new at this and I will make some mistakes, I'm sure.  I hope you enjoy these works.

  I began painting early in junior high school, and then in high school in Bossier City, LA. I later went to college to study art at Louisiana State University-Shreveport for over 4 years majoring in fine arts.  I became a cosmetologist in 1985 and began working as a stylist. 

  Since then, I have continued to paint and create in several mediums--oil, acrylic, mosaic, photography.  But my heart has always been drawn to watercolor.  I try a to attend at least 2 watercolor workshops per year in various places in the US to try and hone my skills as a painter even more.

  Many of my images are inspired by the angels and muses that surround the gravesites in New Orleans cemeteries.  I also like to paint some of the native plants that most of us have in bloom year round.  I use several techniques, please ask if you'd like to know more. Enjoy!!

 

 

 

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