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The cover of a collection of short stories by Nancy Huddleston Packer, titled Untangled: Stories of Old Ladies. February 2012.
"We are a country that has perhaps overvalued the individual, and while self-actualization is very important, and helps one resist pressure to conform when conformity is not in one's best interest, it is also true that nobody really gets anywhere by themselves. I was struck, when I searched the regional art scene for something to use as cover art for this "Relationships" issue; much of the figurative art I looked at, either paintings or sculptures, contained only one figure. The pieces would showcase the beauty and/or individual personality quirks and characteristics of an individual. It was not that easy to find art that was relational.
COVER: I was happy to stumble upon the paintings of Peter Worsley. Not only does he paint a surprising array of human interactions, but on his website he generously shares the many steps of the processes he employs in his work. Visit peterworsley.com. Peter obtains images from multiple photographs shot during travels in the US and Europe, and builds his narrative or story paintings: "I paint ordinary people doing everyday things, often in interesting places."
When I contacted the Santa Barbara artist to see if I could use "Encounter" on my cover, he was enthusiastic, and mentioned how something he likes about this particular painting is the ambiguity in the woman's face. "A couple meet on a cold, rainy day to talk briefly under a yellow umbrella. From her dangling bright colored bag, it is easy to tell that she has been shopping in a nearby store. He carries a portfolio and a small bag over his shoulder. Perhaps he is on his way to a business meeting. What is their conversation?"
Worsley is originally from London, England. He sketched often as a child, won poster contests in his teens, and started painting more seriously, often en plein air, in California after a 50-year career in industry. In his eighth decade he prefers working from his ever growing archive of photos.
Worsley said, "My strongly edited realistic images of the world reflect the emotions and humor of life's interactions....Often with a touch of Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth or David Arsenault, their compelling sense of mood, time and place describe moments of shared human experience. You the viewer are encouraged to engage your own unique thoughts, dreams, feelings and experience to complete the pictures in new and unexpected ways."
An online literacy magazine.
Serious Convesations, "The Art of Teaching Reading," July 2010.
Table For Three, "Visual Vocabulary," July 2010.
Board Game, "The Art Of Teaching Writing," August 2010.
Woman Reading, "The Art Of Teaching Vocabulary," December 2011.
Updated December 2011.