Millicent Zolan

mabelz25@yahoo.com

203 366.0212

ARTIST STATEMENT

I became a photographer and chronicler of life at the age of ten when my parents gave me a Kodak box camera.  Now there are over thirty albums of family, friends, travel and nature, plus over four thousand photos stored in IPhoto!  As an avid gardener, I especially enjoy photographing my floral harvest as well as nature scenes in and around Fairfield.  After retirement, I pursued recognition for my work which rewarded me with sales of my series, “Fences of Fairfield“. Also recognized were photos entered in the Fairfield Historical Society competitions of which I took runner up and first place prizes.  In 2008 one of my photos appeared for the month of April on a local business calendar.  A photo of my grandson, as a youngster, was chosen by the Fairfield Arts Council banner competition to hang on the Post Road the summer of 2009.

BIO

As a member of the Fairfield County Arts Association since its early inception, I have received support and opportunity.  Most of my work consists of acrylic painting and photography.  Many of my garden blooms and local scenes are the subjects of my work.

As a novice, I started painting by attending oil painting and water color at adult education classes conducted by Peter Clark at Warde High School evening classes. Switching to acrylic in the 90’s, I received instruction from Tom Gargiolo also at Warde. Since then, I have been under the tutelage of Gus Moran at Housatonic Community College and presently with Gus at the Westport Senior Center.

I have been an amateur photographer since the age of ten when I received my first camera, a Kodak Brownie box.  I have been rewarded  recognition with sales of my Fences of Fairfield series.  A banner of my grandson hung on the Post Road for the Town of Fairfield  banner competition.  Some time ago, I won first prize in a Fairfield Historical Society competition. The photo of another grandson was awarded a place on a local business calendar.

Both my photos and acrylic paintings have been shown at the Wilton Library Exhibition, the Fairfield Historical Society, the Housatonic Community College gallery, the Dogwood Festival, the Pequot Library art show, the Easton Art Council, the Firehouse Gallery in Milford and the Black Rock Art Council show at Captain’s Cove, and small local galleries.