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Pequot Lakes High School Artist of the Month: Haylie Murphey

Share a brief history about yourself, including interests, hobbies. What it is about art that you like?

My mom says that I started drawing the same time I started talking. I like listening to movie soundtracks, reading and playing games. I enjoy art because it’s always a challenge! I love trying new techniques and experimenting with styles.

Future plans:

I’m still a little unsure, but I plan to go to college for computer science and art.

How many years have you had art ?

I have always tried to make art fit somewhere in my school schedule. I have managed to take art every year!

How many years have you worked with art? 

I have been doing art since I could hold a pencil. 

What type of medium do you like to work with the most?

I really enjoy working in pencil but I also like oil painting, watercolor and digital artwork.

Do you consider everyday occurrences into your artwork?

I often sit in class and draw the people around me. It’s good practice and fun at the same time.

Does your family enjoy art as much as you?

There’s a long line of artists in my family. We all say that it’s from my great-grandma, Grace, who still paints! Other relatives enjoy photography and sketching.

Do you believe anything could be considered art?

I guess so, there are many different forms. It’s not always painting or sculpting. Music, movies, video games ... I believe those are all forms of art.       

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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