Artist Bridges"Born in Fountain Valley, California, Bridges moved frequently as a small child and, by her own description, never felt there was anywhere to call home. She spent her time deep in her imagination, drawing the things that came into her mind and mastering her skills at rendering. To her delight, she found that art and drawing were not only her solace and pastime, but a way to make new friends as well, and wherever she went, she employed her art to express herself to others. Educated in San Francisco, Bridges credits her time there as one of the most creative in her burgeoning understanding of art. âI learned a lot about letting go,â the artist states, âand began painting what I thought was good, not what I thought others wanted to see.â She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, was on the Deanâs list for two years and was chosen for an internship with George Lucasâ prestigious film design studio, Industrial Light and Magic. With a wealth of imagination and training, artist Bridges also draws her inspiration from favourite artists from the past. She finds herself intrigued by the moodiness of Rembrandtâs chiaroscuro, the extreme play of light and shadow in his compositions, and loves the vibrant colour, richness of design and flowing fabrics in the poster designs of French artist Mucha. When she is not creating art, Bridges enjoys seeing movies and listening to music. Bridges explains her love of film and music when she says: âThey inspire me and evoke emotions in me... then all the ideas come flowing out.â"
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