Art for All Seasons is an art competition for area high school students sponsored by The Sunday Times and NEIU. A winner was picked for every month, and the students’ art will be displayed on the calendar page of Life&Times the last Sunday of each month and on AccessNEPA.

Powell Law

Artist’s statement

“For my Artist of the Month submission, I was inspired by a group of ducklings I saw by the pond near my house. I was determined to make the ducklings look as realistic as possible, so I went in with my pen and did stippling to create value and texture. As for the flowers on their heads, I simply thought it was a cute idea. The background was the toughest part of my project. I had planned on creating a grass meadow for the ducks to be sitting in but I struggled making that with the watercolor. So my final decision was a sort of pop art design with the leaves somewhat overlapping each other and then stippling the leftover areas to create some depth.”

Rachael Chastain

  • School: Abington Heights High School
  • Art teacher: Eileen Healey
  • Grade: 12
  • Age: 17
  • Title of artwork: Spring Ducklings
  • Medium: Watercolor and ink