Schick, Virginia M.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” W.B. Yeats Through unrestrained use of vivid color, I incorporate the essence of my unique experiences growing up in the Midwest wandering fields, woods, and lakes on foot, horseback and boat. I try to capture nature and existence in the magic of freedom as I run, hike, gallop, swim, sail and openly breathe with a passion for life. My mainly figurative watercolors and avian batiks embody the essence of the spirit within the beings. They combine pattern, pose, and rhythm with a voice, to release the instinctual and meditative movement of a world full of magic things.
Schick was born in the Midwest and moved to the foothills above Boulder, Colorado in 1985 after graduating from Northern Illinois University with a BS Ed. in Art Education. As an art teacher, Virginia excels in guiding young artists. She also rides horses through the forest behind her home. Her artwork captures her love oflife. She finds tremendous joy in experiencing both physical and emotional contact with life. She grew up, was educated, and went to work (like most of us.) However, life’s experiences and colors are brighter for Virginia. They’re intense. She more than sees things, she notices, focuses, and cares for details. Nothing in life is “ordinary” or dull for her. In 1998, Ms. Schick earned a Masters Degree in Creative Arts and Learning from Lesley University, Cambridge MA and continues to take post graduate classes in studio art and educational theory. She continues to create art and shows both in groups and solo venues. In 2014, Virginia was named “Colorado High School Art Teacher of the Year.” Currently, Virginia teaches drawing and painting at Boulder High School in Boulder, Colorado. Artnaut since January, 2015.