• An unusual background for an artist

    1 month ago - By K. Joann Russell

    Artistic Influences K. Joann Russell drew with pencil and pen, painted with pastels, worked in fiber arts, and carved leather as a young girl. The artistic background of her parents acquainted her with a variety of art from architecture to fashion design. Born in California, her childhood recollection of seeing for the first time the mosaic on the front of the Stanford University chapel, “all those pieces of color making a picture”, influenced her art. Her experiences in quilting and tapestry helped her focus on design elements, especially color shapes. Playing with colors became her...
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