“As a 21st Century woman, my artistic goal is to tell a relevant story through a graphite drawing or a painting; anticipating that the viewer may be moved emotionally - and spiritually, through the Scripture title,” says artist Okie Looper Anderson.
After retiring from a long career as a public school teacher, and a Licensed Professional Counselor - using art therapy with students, parents, and young people involved in the court system - Artist Anderson made the decision to pursue her interest in art full time. In order to benefit from the instruction of the well-known Professor/Artist Mark Greenwalt, she attended his college, life-drawing classes, as a non-credit student, for several years. Being in the company of younger and older aspiring artists has resulted in fine honing her artistic skills and has kept her motivated to continue to produce meaningful works.
Okie’s choice to focus on her art has paid off, resulting in her winning several Best of Show awards. Having a minor in art, and dabbling in drawing and painting as a hobby for many years, she has a degree of proficiency in acrylics, alcohol ink, graphite, oils, and watercolor. With access to many mediums, she may choose the one which best compliments the story she wants to tell.
UPDATE: The Library of Congress has requested the entire original COVID collection to add to the library.