Dale Eno Shore
Although art can serve many purposes, I believe art at its best is an expression of the beauty and wonder of the creation of God. Also as an expression of the inner thoughts and feelings of the artist, a work of art can serve as a window to the soul. The greater the spiritual development
and progress of the soul – the greater will be the fruit of the artistic endeavor.
When I am at work with my art I enter into a symbiotic relationship with my subject and the process can become a spiritual experience unlike any other. “Art for art’s sake” is the common expression. It is a wonderful bounty that art also serves as a means of communication between the
artist, the art and the viewer. Because of this relationship, art can become a means for the uplifting of souls and the elevation of humanity by portraying the dignity and nobility of humankind.
With pastels, oils and colored pencils, I often explore “up close and personal “ views of my subjects which tend to be objects of nature such as blossoms and shells. I enjoy portraiture and painting people in their own environment which can often tell a story. I am interested in trying to
reveal something of the essence of my subjects through body gesture, facial expression, clothing composition and color. I work with both live models and photographs.
A native of Montgomery County, MD, Dale received her BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in painting. She then served as an illustrator/
graphic designer/coordinator for NASA for 18 years. Following the birth of her son, she became a freelance artist and later opened her business, Dale’s Design/Mill Creek Studio. Dale has taught group art classes at a variety of locations for the past 30+ years. She also offers private and small group lessons in her home studio. She was a Founding Resident Artist at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn (2.5 yrs.) and a temporary resident artist at VisArts (RAP) in Rockville.
Dale works and teaches in drawing, oils, pastels, colored pencils and pen & ink. She is currently a member of the Art League of Germantown, the National Museum of Women
in the Arts, certified member of the Maryland Portrait Society and recent past member of the Artist’s on Market Gallery. Dale has received a variety of awards locally for her work throughout the years. Currently she is working with portraits and people, some landscapes and close-up,
enlarged views of natural objects, such as flowers and shells. Her work can be viewed at the ALOG web site and in her studio.
Dale is a member of the Baha’i Faith which teaches that art, a divine gift of the Creator, has the power to uplift the souls of humankind and bring joy to our hearts.
“…in this wonderful new age, art is worship. The more thou strivest to perfect it, the closer wilt thou come to God. What bestowal could be greater than this, that one’s art should be even as the act of worshipping The Lord? That is to say, when thy fingers grasp the paint brush, it is as if thou wert at prayer in the Temple.