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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!




 

An Unconventional Life by Alga Washington

 

Sleeping Beautiful by Alga Washington

 

Contentment by Alga Washington

 

Striking Gold by Alga Washington

 

So Very Thankful by Alga Washington

 

Jewels and Roses Box by Alga Washington

 

Her Eyes Have IT by Alga Washington

 

Untitled again by Alga Washington

 

Regal Lady in Blue by Alga Washington

 

A Dream Came True by Alga Washington

 

Caught My Eye by Alga Washington

 

Hat Ladies by Alga Washington

 

Distorted Image by Alga Washington

 

Pray With Me by Alga Washington

 

Angel by Alga Washington

 

Heavenly Love by Alga Washington

 

Momma as a child by Alga Washington

 

Momma and Daddy in 1949 by Alga Washington

 

Little Puppi by Alga Washington

 

It's Just Me by Alga Washington

 

Frau Washington by Alga Washington

 

Rosa Parks and Curt by Alga Washington

 

Momma with Dick Gregory by Alga Washington

 

I'll Always Love My Momma by Alga Washington

 

Angel on a Mission by Alga Washington

 

Modest Little Red Flower by Alga Washington

 

Wildflowers Too by Alga Washington

 

That's all fine and dandy but what I really want is photorealism by Alga Washington

 

Lily by Alga Washington

 

Bouquet by Alga Washington

 

Rose Garden by Alga Washington

 

Gifts Momma Left Me by Alga Washington

 

Warrior by Alga Washington

 

Strumming the Blues by Alga Washington

 

Dreadlocks by Alga Washington

 

Untitled Man by Alga Washington

 

Commissioned by Alga Washington

 

Moonlight by Alga Washington

 

Abstrak Containment by Alga Washington

 

Southwestern Flair by Alga Washington

 

Sunset's Reflection by Alga Washington

 

Light Show at the Falls by Alga Washington

 

Summer by Alga Washington

 

Pathway by Alga Washington

 

Untitled Abstrak by Alga Washington

 

Erik 3 by Erik Washington

 

Winter by Alga Washington

 

Indian Princess by Alga Washington