VIRGINIA HALSTEAD


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Donated by Wade L. Hampton

Someday/Glasses

Charcoal on paper, diptych

7” x 5”

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I like to draw, paint, and make art that tells a story. When I was a kid, I set my alarm a half hour earlier in the morning so I would have time to draw stories before school. I started Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, intending to become a freelance illustrator. Instead, I graduated with a BFA in Advertising Illustration, moved to New York, and got a job right away as an art director at Young & Rubicon, a large advertising agency. Working in New York and Los Angeles advertising agencies was a lot of fun and I learned so much. But it was also stressful with long days and unforgiving deadlines.

Throughout my career, I never gave up working on my own art projects—and drawing and writing in sketchbooks. After seven years working in advertising agencies, I took a risk and left to be a full-time freelance artist. (The days were even longer and still stressful with unforgiving deadlines—but not having to put on makeup or commute made up for that.)

My fine art resume includes representation by three galleries, artworks and articles published in art publications, award annuals, magazines and newspapers; and art exhibited at a museum, juried competitions, solo exhibits, and group shows in galleries and public places. My illustration resume includes art commissioned for nationally known companies, book publishers, products, and services.

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