Laura Grant & Kacie Mills
Laura Grant, Teacher
As an art teacher, I find satisfaction in sharing my knowledge and skills with my students. Seeing them grow artistically is very rewarding, and I find that I grow with them.
Recently, my favorite medium has been oil paint.
There is so much to be explored with this traditional and
versatile tool. In these pieces, I hope to improve my skills
as I explore form, compo-
sition, and concept. My
art centers on my goal of
always trying to grow in
various media and forms
of expression. In the end,
my paintings are really
just the result of the pro-
cess—my real passion in
Laura Grant is an art teacher
at West Bloomfield High
School in West Bloomfiled,
Kacie Mills, Student
I analyze the world around me and am fascinated by the
human condition—specifically by our tendency to be
shortsighted and irresponsible. The people of the twenty-first century have lost touch with themselves and their
relationship with the Earth. This issue is very important
to me, and I convey it through my art. Many of my pieces
deal with the connection between man, nature, and our
perception of the world. I leave the story open for interpretation, but hope that those who see my art will begin
to view themselves in a different way, and ultimately be
inspired to work for a better world.
Kacie Mills is a senior at West Bloomfield High School in West
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