• 2015 Walentas

JANE WALENTAS ’66

Website: http://janescarousel.com/

Major: Advertising Design

I had very little training as an artist before I came to Moore, so I was like a sponge – soaking up everything I could!

Moore prepared me and inspired me to have a wonderful and productive life as a professional, working artist. I learned how to be enormously resourceful. I also discovered the huge joy in creating something from nothing.

It has been a long time since I graduated from Moore, but everything I do as an artist has its roots in the disciplines and exposures that were formed in my years there. I feel lucky to be an artist, and owe so much of the development of my talent and artistic skills to my education at Moore

  • Don’t be afraid to take a chance.
  • Be brave.
  • Show confidence in your ideas and concepts, even if you feel timid about expressing them.
  • Be tenacious, do not take no for an answer.
  • Execute your ideas professionally and intelligently so that others can understand and appreciate them.
  • Keep careful and detailed records of everything you do.
  • Maintain a clean and very well organized studio or work space.
  • Keep combination sketch books/ diaries/ notes of your ideas and work.
  • Execute everything you do with great attention to detail.
  • Be available to pitch in and help out with your co-workers. “Play” well with others.
  • Make friends with receptionists. They can be helpful.
  • Have confidence and take pride in your work.
  • Be energetic, it’s healthy and important to demonstrate good energy.