The Artist

The Artist Jean Frank Stark
The Artist Jean Frank Stark

Art has been a way of life for me.  At a young age I began to show the promise of being an artist and it has been my one passion and love throughout my life.

I love all forms of art and am passionate about each one.  The main theme that ties all my art together is: creative play.  Essential to living life fully, being a creative and playful artist is how I most express my true self more than any other way.  Teaching art has been how I share, encourage and inspire others to express the joy of possibilities within.  We are all creative beings.

I believe drawing is essential as is learning the basic elements and principles that guide art and creative thinking.  Painting was my love for a long time and that has slowly evolved into collage with painted papers.  Clay has stepped forward in my life as I use it to explore my painting and drawing in three dimensional form. And as I embrace the act of play in the forms that make me as much as I make them.