Student Artist

Furry Student's Art Part Of Statewide Display In Columbus
Posted on 02/28/2020
Landon Deering holds his "Barn Owl" drawing

When Furry Elementary second-grader Landon Deering puts pencil to paper, interesting designs appear. And one of those designs, titled “Out Of My Head,” has been selected for the 40th Annual Young People’s Art Exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association.

The pencil drawing is a montage of interconnected lines and circles. It is part of a series of drawings he’s worked on, all of which have similar intricate patterns. 

His artwork is not meant to be complicated, Landon says. Asked what he’s trying to say and illustrate in the drawings, the 7-year-old says, “just thoughts and pictures.” He draws just about every day and has dozens of drawings at home, he says. 

Furry Elementary art teacher Shari Mau-St. Clair says Landon is drawing pictures and making art beyond his years. In another drawing, for the annual Audobon Society contest, he completed a drawing of a barn owl hidden among complicated patterns.

Landon is in Mrs. Kelley Sumner’s class.

“Out Of My Head” will be included in an exhibition of artwork from student artists from across Ohio at the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus.

Landon Deering's "Out Of My Head" drawing
He will be recognized during a reception at the Rhodes Tower on March 7. The drawing will remain on display until March 22.