Artist of the Month - Nicholette FetscheArtist Reception: March 8th, 2014 | 4-7:00pm
My first memory and first artistic attempt occurred at age 21/2 with a red pencil on the wallpaper. Art was always a great love, and when in high school the orchestra director was the one who encouraged me to try painting in oils. He showed me how he went about starting a painting, presented me with a small canvas, a brush and some paints. The music came first, both at school and with private lessons. This was at a time when non-objective art was the mainstream of the art world. I was interested in realism, which has now slowly come back into vogue. I studied music at Indiana University and later added a masters degree from UOP.
Serious art studies began with basics at Delta College, where I was a student of Bill Williams, Jim Lewis, Steven Gyerrmek, Roland Cheney, Joe Mariscal, and Mario Moreno. My studies have continued through the years with workshops and short classes with Daniel Greene, Rebecca Alzofon, Bob Gerbracht, Tony Ryder, Kathleen Dunphy, Gil Dellinger, and Tina Moore.
Also, many important though untutored life drawing groups through the Stockton Art League with unofficial mentor and friend Carl Miller.
I owe them all.