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Priscilla Knopf art on display in July, August at Wheatfield Library

Display Month: 
July, 2021
Photo of the artist with her paintings.

Jasper County Art League member Patricia Knopf has been working with art from an early age.

"My interest in art began as a young child growing up in Michigan. I loved to draw the things I would see when my family went on our weekly rides in the country."

She also discovered painting, from paint by number to to oil painting in high school, and was chosen to display her pieces at a local restaurant.

She worked on "arts and crafts" type projects while working and raising a family, but as a retiree, her friends urged her to get back into painting.

"Life seemed to get In the way of my art when I started working and raised my family," she said.

"I am now retired and when I moved to DeMotte a few years ago I met people who encouraged me start painting again. I joined the Jasper County Art League and the Prairie Arts Council which offered classes along with the opportunity to work with other local artists.

"I like to work with many mediums and am always eager to learn something new. I am currently working with zentangle and acrylic pour projects along with my regular painting.

"I believe that all types of artist creativity is amazing whether it be painting, pottery, dance, sewing, cooking, photography, music, acting, etc. The world would be less beautiful wlthout these activities in my opinion."

Knopf's works can be seen through July and August at the Wheatfield Library.