Ava McNamee

“NO MAN IS BORN INTO THE WORLD WHOSE WORK IS NOT BORN WITH HIM”

James Russell Lowell

Creating art is what I live for and what I do as often as possible. That was not always the case since most of my life I had to work in the corporate world to eke out a living. But nothing is wasted, and I learned a lot from many years in managerial positions at colleges and various offices. Even though I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in art education from Queens College in New York, I did not teach in the public sector. I was always looking for the road less travelled and believe me when I tell you. I have traveled that road to exhaustion.

I have no regrets, because that road led me to many educational opportunities in painting, ceramics and sculpture. Learning is my passion and “knowledge is power”, as my late mother used to say. I studied painting at Queens College, The Art Students League and Miami University. i studied ceramics at Sedona Art Center in Sedona, Arizona, Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Coyote Clay in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While I was in New Mexico, I worked as a scenic artist and had a blast. I painted signs and created faux boulders from foam blocks. Some movies I worked on were: Wild Hogs, No Country For Old Men and 3:10 to Yuma.

The Art Students League of NYC is where I studied sculpture, primarily. The ASL gave me a great foundation in the knowledge of how to see a structure and define it’s form using analytical processes as investigations into engineering


St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Ava McNamee, Clay

 

Ava McNamee
Ceramics
amcnamee1@nyc.rr.com