Whether it’s the vibrant colors bringing together a collective people reaching out for world being carried by a dove, the symbol of peace, or the black-and-white, penciled-in depiction of iconic American women from the 20th century, Northumberland Middle School’s Katie Bruneault has embraced her artistic talents at a young age, and the awards are already coming.
Bruneault won the Lions Club’s annual peace poster contest for students ages 11 through 13 in the district, as well as the regional level of the Virginia School Board Association Art Contest, which covered 13 different school systems, for middle school students.
Art was a passion that Bruneault traced back to when she drew characters off of shows like SpongeBob Square Pants; she said that her passion became stronger around the time she was in sixth grade.
Bruneault mainly enjoys doing pencil work and watercolors; since winning the regional art contest, one of her favorite things to draw now is close-ups of people.
“It’s kind of a way to express your feelings without words,” Bruneault said of drawing and painting. “Only you can understand it truthfully.”
Bruneault’s contest-winning peace poster showcased the world aglow in a bright yellow aura, being flown by a white dove through a starry sky with the symbols of world religions…
—Read the full story in the April 30 issue of the Northumberland Echo!