E. Jasmin, also known as the Wonder Artist™, has been an artist since
early childhood. She excelled in art while still in school and won many
awards. Among them are blue ribbons from the 4-H Fair and the Art
Achievement Award of 1981 from her hometown high school, her
her art career shortly after leaving home at age seventeen, when she
found employment in the local mall's 'Happy Names' personalization shop. Another shop owner
in the mall, J. Mark Lamboley, recognized her talent and offered her a
job engraving glassware and fixing watches for him and they formed a
relationship that lasted almost 25 years. Later when Mr. Lamboley
became an art director for a screen printing company, he asked Kathy
to come work for him as designer and artist. The company, unfortunately,
was reorganized and Mark and Kathy went their separate ways for a
while. After completing Paul Merrill's Basic Sign Painting Course,
Kathy remained in the screen printing industry for many years,
designing and creating art for garments and signs. She also worked
during that time as a typesetter and editor and began to form an art
service in her home office in 1991 to work freelance.
The Wonder Artist™ strives to stay
abreast of all the latest technology in the art industry. Since the
computer has revolutionized the way that almost all art is produced,
she says it is only logical for artists to stay current with the computer trends.
Her artwork has progressed along the same lines since she became
computerized in 1989 and has moved from quality hand produced typeset layouts
and artwork, to quality computer typesetting and simple art, to complex
computer art, 3D rendering, web site design and more.
Photography became a passion of the
Wonder Artist™ shortly after her husband bought her a Nikon camera
for her birthday in 1993. Her artistic talents, sense of balance and
composition made it easy for her become an accomplished photographer
very quickly. She added photography to her list of services in 1994
and has shot many weddings and some really great concerts since then.
Both of Kathy's parents are artistic as is her
sister. Kathy's mother took many art classes from various community
programs when the Wonder Artist™ was still a little girl. With each
new class, Mom then passed along her newly gained knowledge and
instructed both her daughters in drawing, painting, macramé, and
many other arts and crafts. Kathy's father is a general contractor
and architect and was her inspiration for becoming a comic book
artist. Kathy's sister took commercial art at the local career
center while still in high school and still uses her skills today in
the course of her employment in southwest Michigan.
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