Meet 2016 Summer Soirée Invitation Artist, Anya Hart

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“I’m always carrying a sketchbook,” Marblehead High School artist Anya Hart says with a smile. The MHS junior created the invitation for the upcoming FMPS Summer Soirée, embracing the challenge of her first commissioned piece: a drawing of the beautiful waterfront Thompson home, the venue this year’s event.

“I visited the home and took my own pictures to work from, and I used pen and ink and colored pencils for the piece,” she explains.

“Ever since I’ve been young, I’ve had ideas in my head that I wanted to get down on paper, and I’d create birthday cards, portraits, and even my own picture books,” Anya says.

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Although pen and ink, and in particular an intricate technique called Zentangle, is her favorite form of artistic expression, at MHS Anya has branched out to other mediums, including sculpture, painting, and cartooning. “I love that in my art classes at MHS I’ve been encouraged to try new things,” she says.

“Anya is eager to learn, a perfectionist, and what’s wonderful is she often shares her culture in her art,” explains MHS art teacher Pascale Queval.

Anya would love to combine her love of biology and art in the future, and she has her sketchbook ready for a trip to Paris and Rome this summer. Thank you for your beautiful work, Anya!

Save the date for FMPS Summer Soirée: Saturday, June 18, 2016, and look for more details coming soon!


Zodiac in Zentangle style….

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Birth of Venus sculpture.

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Pen and ink charicature of Kelsy Grammar.

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