My name is Ms. Pisney. I am originally from a small town near the Iowa-Minnesota border called Lime Springs, IA. I obtained my Bachelors of Art in Art Education from Upper Iowa University, where I graduated with honors. During my time at Upper Iowa I was active in the education club, was lead teacher in the UIU Saturday Art Program, and assisted with the Northeast Iowa Art Show, which UIU hosts.
I am a practicing artist. I am particularly fond of oil paints, but love any medium of painting. The subjects of my paintings are mainly landscapes, figures, abstractions, and flowers. Within my paintings, I experiment with color in order to convey meaning and depth. Overall, I would consider myself a conceptual artist, or, to put it in simpler terms, I convey meaning through my artwork.
I am excited to be a part of the North Fayette Valley Community School District. I intend to use my experiences and artistic skills to teach and inspire my students. Building a relationship with my peers, my students and their families, and the community is one of my top priorities as I begin my career here at North Fayette Valley High School. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with thoughts, concerns, questions, or ideas. I am always open to suggestions!
A little more about me:
I graduated high school from Crestwood High School in Cresco, Iowa (about 50 miles from West Union.) I have three brothers and three sisters. I am the third oldest child in my family. I have a four-year old son, Liam Michael, who is my parents' first grandchild. Personally, I enjoy painting, pottery, and photography, but I do have experience in various other media. I enjoy swimming, kayaking (I own two,) exercising, being outdoors, and spending time with family. (Of course, I enjoy doing all of these things with my son.)
My art philosophy
Art is one of the boldest forms of expression. It is the only form of expression in which you can actually change the world around you. Geese can be turned into swans, sorrow can be turned into joy, weeds can be turned into flowers. In art, you are not constrained to what is seen, but given an opportunity to create what you wish to see.
"Being gifted doesn't mean you've been given something. It means, you have something to give." - Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You.