Artist of the Month - Roosevelt WarrenArtist Reception: March 14th, 2015 | 4-7:00pm
I was born in the small town of Alton, Illinois which is located 20 minutes west of St. Louis. I am the 6th of 8 children. My father worked in the steel mills of Illinois and my mother was a homemaker. They were both strict, but fair. They were both very supportive of all their children, and I am a product of their love, encouragement, and their strong sense of family.
I really began the exploration of my artistic abilities in my high school years. I discovered my innate abilities while attending art classes at American High School in Fremont, California. I have spent the last 25 years working at my skill in fine art. I have always enjoyed the arts in many forms; however, my personal joy is in pencil sketching and acrylic painting. I knew from the time I was a child at Dunbar elementary school in Alton, Illinois and until today that I love creating art. Now I share my art as a professional artist with the same love that I had as a child. My subjects range from men, women, and children in early America to present day, and I also enjoy focusing on African subjects. Nevertheless, my art is not limited to these subjects. I enjoy abstract and a host of other subjects. My mediums also include wood work and various other materials