“Her” story of art – by Jeanette Locher (also know as Locher-The Artist)
My history as an artist began as soon as I could hold a crayon. I always was attracted to colors in nature and nature itself and tried to imitate Her in my drawings.
Growing up in the middle class white suburbs of Detroit afforded me a better education and appreciation for the arts, as the arts were always in the schools.
We had “art on a cart” at elementary level and I was always excited to see that cart rolling into my classroom for the hour a week, as this meant to me fun, instead of doing the regular math, writing and reading routine!
Later on in junior high school, we had what was termed electives, we could choose between art, drafting, wood or metal or auto shop. I chose wood shop, drafting and art. Back then it was really odd to have females in either wood shop or drafting classes and I excelled at this as my father had taught me how to use tools way before most of the guys were taught by their dads.
High school is when I really soared in art. I had a fantastic teacher, his name was Mr. Enger and he let us students explore all media in this art class. I loved it so much I used to stay after school and hang out with him in the art room.
After graduation, I went on to Macomb Community College... Read More