Art Vision in Process

The vision I see is a rhythm of moving sounds from the heart, with tones from nature coming to life. Like music that continues to process with an intended medium. With organic shapes swirling, after images, lines, texture and speaking winds. In the middle of a multi-medium phase. Lively hands motioning rich layers of paint, watercolor, oil, acrylic, found objects. Whether in the middle of a thousand calla lilies or high above cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

I got a better understanding of what was going on with my creative process when I studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). This college with a conceptually well-rounded curriculum was my journey to the form I wish to bring to life. I felt at home here, where I spent hours at the museum, the Art Institute of Chicago. I’d see living works of art by the great masters. Walls and walls of Monet’s gardens and landscapes where I studied composition, color and style. There were paintings by Seurat, abstracts from Hoffman, to name a few.

When I graduated, and wrote pages after pages of art and its history through the ages, my vision was ready to transcend to the outer world. It was time to travel with nature for fresh ideas.

Art of Painting a Field of Calla Lilies
An Artist Painting en Plein Air at Big Sur

In the video below, I felt as if I was flying with the birds. Capturing every move they make over thunderous waves with my camera. And when I edit that scene during post productions with Final Cut Pro, I witnessed my vision and nature emerging from my heart to the computer. I felt as if I was playing a musical instrument, with eyes closed, behind the keyboard — inventing ways of seeing art on the canvas .

While in Monterey, I have been volunteering with Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP) by creating videos about life in the Monterey Bay Sanctuary as much as I can. I’m here to write about life growing up in the Central Coast. While here, I share what I’ve learned throughout my life, and the transformations that occurred while at the Art Institute of Chicago, where I studied for five years.


Through Stories and Video, James Krueger Teaches Students of All Ages

In several of my videos, James Krueger can be seen teaching parents and their chidren from ages one to three, language through stories. We write, film and edit with captions to teach language such American Sign Language, ASL. James volunteers in the community by inspiring students with coding at the Center for the Blind in Santa Cruz. He also presents at Apple Del Monte on how to use Apps for the iPhone, iWatch, coding with an iPad, Mac, and accessibility using technology with Apple products.

Marlene Krueger, 2018