Galena featured artist, Zelma Clark and her husband Richard
have been living in Galena for more than 35 years, the longest
they have ever lived in any one town or city, and Galena is
truly home for them. The Galena community mourns her passing
her art training in Chicago, where they lived and worked before
than 40 years as a graphic designer, Zelma shifted her focus
to doing fine art, including: commissions that range from portraits
to wall-size murals; exhibitions, such as a recent show at the
Stone House Pottery and Gallery; and, of course, displays of
her work at Hello Galena!
of her work can be seen at the Galena Public Library, in the
main Lobby of the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque.
and one-person shows at Hello Galena! and various galleries
was titled "A Salute to the Human Form." Her work includes landscapes,
portraits, florals and abstracts and is done in a variety --
and sometimes combination -- of media, such as charcoal, pastel,
ink, oil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache.
"When asked the question, 'Who are you?' my gut response is
to say, 'I am an artist.' Then I think they just want my name,
so I give them my name.
paint, draw, and think because I am an artist. Everything I
see relates to that basic fact. My long-held hope is to obtain
the essence of a human figure in a single line. I strive for
simplicity and vitality of line.
original verse evolves from my work. For example:
green, winter-bleached hope for spring."
~ Zelma Clark
by Zelma Clark
by Zelma Clark