Artist Wendy Vaughan
Imagine a time when the animals, not the humans, are the dominant force in an otherwise recognizable world. Impossible you say. But is it really? I have supposed, through my artwork, that certain human characteristics have transferred or been imparted to the animals so that they now have the ability to Create, Rationalize, Fear, Lead, Reason, Analyze, Love and so forth. My artwork depicts the animals in a somewhat parallel existence to our own, in all their glory, and with their own stories to tell. Wendy Vaughan grew up in Farmington, outside of Detroit, where her father was a car designer for Chrysler Corporation. She won an art scholarship to the Allen R. Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville and then graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in painting. After working in industry as an art director for 22 years, she started painting full time. She has won various awards through the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, has been included in several full color art books featuring top artists, has been on the cover of several animal oriented magazines and was interviewed on a public television art program. Her fantasy animal oil paintings can be found in various art galleries and in collections throughout the United States.