The Northville Art House sponsored the 12th annual Student Fine Art Exhibit over the weekend at several downtown businesses. Students, from middle and high school, make up the juried competition. Winners are featured at the Northville Art House.
“I started it originally as a school project, and then continued all the portraits on my own.” Oosten said.
“Fall Leaves” is her other submission, a painting with special meaning to her.
“My grandma is actually an artist and she has been in the hospital for some time, but we started this painting together so I thought it would be important to finish it. She always wanted me to submit it to a show, so then I did.”
Molly DeDona, a freshman at Northville High, had two drawings on display at Northville Gallery.
“I have two drawings. I did them over spring break. I did them in ink. I really like Manga and Anime, so I do get some inspiration from that and then I like to put my own twist in it. I try to make it more realistic, but I like to make up a lot of stuff too," she said.
For some students, this was the first time their work was displayed in a public exhibit, Oosten included. She’s proud of her work and draws inspiration from her grandmother.
“I’ve been painting as long as I can remember” Oosten said. “My grandma has a studio in Wisconsin and for the summers, I’ll go spend a few weeks and we’ll paint things up there. I enjoy painting; I enjoy working with the different mediums; the oils and then the water color and the contrast between the two are interesting to me and the techniques.”