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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!




 

Stunning by Alga Washington

 

Locks by Alga Washington

 

Jazzy by Alga Washington

 

Diva by Alga Washington

 

Mardi Gras by Alga Washington

 

Reflection by Alga Washington

 

Just lay back and relax and . . . by Alga Washington

 

Sweet Dreams by Alga Washington

 

Daydreaming by Alga Washington

 

Ecstacy by Alga Washington

 

Thank You Angela by Alga Washington

 

Today I Miss You Even More by Alga Washington

 

Redhead by Alga Washington

 

Aglow by Alga Washington

 

Hazel Eyes by Alga Washington

 

Further Contemplation by Alga Washington

 

Tribal Silhouette by Alga Washington

 

Contemplation Too by Alga Washington

 

Shadows by Alga Washington

 

Lion Portrait by Alga Washington

 

Evening Breeze by Alga Washington

 

Lion 2017 by Alga Washington

 

Untitled by Alga Washington

 

Pink Passion by Alga Washington

 

Spring Flowers by Alga Washington

 

Mother and Son by Alga Washington

 

Hair Braiding by Alga Washington

 

The 70s Were the Best by Alga Washington

 

Undeniable by Alga Washington

 

Indian Princess Portrait by Alga Washington

 

Red by Alga Washington

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The Whole Story Behind Her Hazel Eyes by Alga Washington

 

The Whole Story Behind Violet by Alga Washington

 

Glow by Alga Washington

 

Contemplation by Alga Washington

 

Sophisticated Safari by Alga Washington

 

Cutie Pie by Alga Washington

 

A Boy by Alga Washington

 

Little Miss Sunshine by Alga Washington

 

Little Brother by Alga Washington

 

Blessed by Alga Washington

 

Violet by Alga Washington

 

Assimilation by Alga Washington

 

Spiritual Riches by Alga Washington

 

Headwrap by Alga Washington

 

Nubian Beauty by Alga Washington

 

Daydreaming Too by Alga Washington

 

Embrace Yourself by Alga Washington