The Monk was developed during my art studies at the University of the District of Columbia. With the use of graphite pencil, every stroke represents a line to show a submissive spirit of man kneeling before his King in the dark walls of somewhere. As an artist, I am very influenced by pencil because it enhances my ability to develop a composition displaying monochromatic shades of dark against the light. Art is a vision that begins in the mind and then a born expression of light in a world filled with darkness. I want everyone to know God has blessed us with innate abilities and gifts. Artist, You Be that Blessed Light!
About The Artist
Artist Statement Inspired through the eyes of her great aunt Delilah W. Pierce,www.delilahwpierce.com, Wanda was encouraged to "Paint What You See". Wanda has exhibited her art with UDC then started her own business, LUWAN Creations founded in 2012. Wanda’s paintings and handcrafted cards and entrepreneurial spirit come from her family lineage, education, and a combined 20 years of experience in the creative arts and business industries. As an artist Wanda is inspired by nature and colors. Wanda has drawn and painted all of her life. Remembering during her years of growing up in Washington DC, Wanda learning how to make Christmas Reeves in elementary school with IBM Cards. Being so excited, the art teacher encouraged her to make and sell them. Each paper reef sold for $5. Wanda’s great aunt Delilah was so proud of her and encouraged Wanda to continue doing projects like that to develop an entrepreneur spirit. Wanda remembers her art classes in junior high school. In those days there was sewing for girls and wood shop for boys. During high school, Wanda remembers learning to make burlap pillows. However, her great aunt would say you can do anything you put my mind to when creating art.
Bio Wanda L. Spence is a Washingtonian and attended DC Public Schools where she received her Diploma from Calvin Coolidge Sr. High School in 1976. Wanda attended Strayer Business College of Wash, DC & received a Diploma in Computer Programming. Wanda holds a BA Degree in Business Admin - Averett College & MS Degree in Project Management/Entrepreneurship – GWU School of Business & Public Management. Wanda is also an accomplished artist and has developed her artistic vision while studying art at The University of DC and other art workshops in Washington DC and Martha’s Vineyard Mass. Wanda is also a local actress and studied acting at Studio Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre; She studied Art & History of Theater at UDC. Wanda is Director of Administration for Central Union Mission; a 131 year old Homeless Shelter for men. She is a Christ filled believer and leading professional in her community and professional life.