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Callie Russell, Bay Area Artist
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I started sketching when I was 6 years old. With much encouragement from my parents, I would sit at the kitchen table for hours with a notepad and a pencil. As I made my way through the school years, I found myself creating less and less, focusing more so on music. I used my art skills only when a book report was so lacking, that I would save the grade by adding illustration. Finally, my senior year of high school, I decided to take an art class. This took me to college, where I studied the human body in various life drawing courses. Then life got in the way. Once again I found myself using my skills only when needed, but this time for my day job. After much deliberation, I have finally mustered up the courage to paint full-time, specializing in custom portraits. I built a studio within my home, and almost overnight Black Sheep Brushstrokes was born. Life is too short to dream about what could have been.
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