Creative watercolor, mixed media with salted paper and gold dust by Jo Pomery-Crockett.
“The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.” F. Nietzche.
Jo Pomeroy-Crockett celebrates new life, freshness, hope, and the goodness of the world around us.
The artist works in watercolor, mixed media, and collage. “Art celebrates life– all the joy, the pathos, the ridiculous, the cruel, the sad, the whimsical, and the playful.”
An artist creates art because a relentless inner force compels action. “When one is given a gift, one must nurture it.”
The artist’s body of work includes painting, assemblage, Zentangle-inspired art, and unusual painting supports such as yupo, a paper made from birch tree bark.
Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, a North coast resident, strives for dramatic patterns, vivid colors, an emphasis on the play of light, and a touch of whimsy marking her paintings. She has exhibited in numerous juried art competitions in the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest. She works as a freelance writer and educator, is the co-founder of Astoria’s Art Loft, and, most recently, is the owner of the Dots ‘N Doodles art and framing store.
The artist spoke at a Fairweather opening exhibition on gratitude as a complex quality. According to psychology professor Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert, gratitude is not just an affirmation of goodness. Still, the recognition “that the sources of this goodness are outside of ourselves…we acknowledge that other people– gave us many gifts, big and small, to help us achieve the goodness in our lives.”
Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Ph.D., has written a variety of materials, the latest includes the Why Series: “Why Did I Lose My Teeth?”, “Why Do I Need to Sleep?”, “Why Do I Need to Exercise?”, and “Why Do I Need to Eat Fruits and Veggies?”. Published by Educational Activities, Inc.
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