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Alga Washington

Alga Washington

Canton, MI

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I have enjoyed pencil drawing as far back as my memory takes me. I took a few evening art classes at community colleges, but not many were encouraged to pursue artistic dreams back in those days, you have to be much more practical. So, I began a career working in human resources where the closest my job came to artistic expression was creating display boards and slides for management and board meetings. Interestingly enough, this allowed me to be a frequent visitor and occasional collaborator in the Graphic Arts department.

I was never able to shake the feeling that the Graphic Arts Department was where I truly belonged and was occasionally called upon to create an illustration when the art department could not meet our timing. I continued to develop, albeit slowly, my creative talents and skills. Eventually, I was able to participate in a few local art shows. One of them was sponsored by the National Technical Association and used the former location of the African American Museum in Detroit as a venue.

While these very infrequent events keep me "connected" with my true calling over the passing years, I promised myself that one day, after my retirement, I would truly follow my passion and earnestly pursue and nurture my artistic and creative interests. Happily, that day has finally arrived!!!

In 2010, I picked up a very old, barely used set of pastels and began to draw again. I really enjoy drawing and the freedom of expression that it imparts. I find that it also helps me cope with life's unavoidable losses and unexpected disappointments.

I hope you enjoy viewing my work and watching me grow. Thanks for visiting!




 

Three Women by Alga Washington

 

Colorful Thought by Alga Washington

 

Pink Satin Hat by Alga Washington

 

Teal Headwrap by Alga Washington

 

Tribal Celebration by Alga Washington

 

Sweet Dreams Too by Alga Washington

 

Wildly Sophisticated by Alga Washington

 

Maybe It's Better This Way by Alga Washington

 

Sienna Expressions of a Woman by Alga Washington

 

Regal Lady in Plum by Alga Washington

 

Mother and Child by Alga Washington

 

Lost in Pleasant Thoughts by Alga Washington

 

In Living Color by Alga Washington

 

Caramel Beauty by Alga Washington

 

Eye Catcher by Alga Washington

 

Chocolate Lover by Alga Washington

 

Enchant by Alga Washington and Angela Walker

 

Shestrak by Alga Washington

 

Nature Girl by Alga Washington

 

Vision in Blue by Alga Washington

 

Baubles and Beads for Her by Alga Washington

 

Reflections in the Nude by Alga Washington

 

Feminine Mystique by Alga Washington

 

Oh Lord I Need Your Help by Alga Washington

 

A Boy and His Dad by Alga Washington

 

Shellin Peas with Grandpa by Alga Washington

 

Curt's Smile by Alga Washington

 

Let's Play Outside by Alga Washington

 

Busy Talkin to Grandma Right Now by Alga Washington

 

Erik by Alga Washington

 

A Little Princess Dreams by Alga Washington

 

Little Doll by Alga Washington

 

Awh . . . What's the Matter by Alga Washington

 

That's Really Funny by Alga Washington

 

Where Did Momma Get These Ridiculous Pajamas by Alga Washington

 

Thumb and a Blankee by Alga Washington

 

Pink Dress by Alga Washington

 

Little Flower Girl by Alga Washington

 

Little Princess by Alga Washington

 

Mahogany by Alga Washington

 

The Temptress by Alga Washington

 

Thoughts of you by Alga Washington

 

More thoughts of you by Alga Washington

 

So Thankful by Alga Washington

 

Daydreaming Too by Alga Washington

 

Regal Lady Profile by Alga Washington

 

Dream by Alga Washington

 

Water Bearer by Alga Washington