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Jamie Coptic

Art was a turning point for Coptic. She took a shot in the dark and studied art later in life. It helped her find her skills when she didn't know what to offer to the world.

Her mentor, Karl Huber, guided her with support, positive encouragement, and constructive criticism. Huber taught Coptic that being her own artist was enough.

Today, she focuses on the human figure and her dog, Franklin, who she adores. To her, her figure paintings are serious. The human figure is beautiful and she tries to portray it in her own artistic way. She sees the human body not as something taboo, but as something beautiful. Beautiful lines, edges, colors, and perspectives on the human form. "Something the human eye will never capture in reality."

Her Franklin paintings feel like light, fun studies. She jokes, "I paint so much of my dog, he's famous now."

On Sheltering In Place Exhibit:

I wanted to get outside of my house during quarantine. In doing so, I found beautiful things that surrounded me. I began to paint many old houses around Indiana and that’s what got me through the social distancing. It was a reminder of the beauty of the world.

Ugliness can appear in this world, but it doesn’t mean the world is an ugly place.

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