Kennett Square artist and illustrator April Heather Davulcu recalls spending her childhood drawing, writes John Chambless for the Chester County Press.
“My mom said that as soon I could hold a pencil, I was drawing,” said Davulcu.
Growing up in a small town in Texas, Davulcu studied fashion design and textile design in college. After graduating and getting married, she painted murals in the homes of wealthy families in the Austin area. About this time, however, Davulcu started to suffer from debilitating migraine headaches.
The migraines lasted for almost 10 years, including through the birth of her two daughters and family moves to Delaware and Pennsylvania. The condition restricted her activities and put her artistic endeavors on the shelf. The migraines stopped in 2006 following a hysterectomy. She determined they were triggered by changes in her hormone levels.
After being encouraged to restart her artwork, Davulcu recently found workspace inside the Mala Galleria in Kennett Square. Here, she manages an expanding range of products she has designed which are based on her illustrations.
Her work can be seen on fabric at Joann’s fabric stores, on greeting cards sold at Trader Joe’s markets, in two coloring books sold at Michael’s craft stores, and on a gift bag and pillows at Pier One.
Read more about April Heather Davulcu in the Chester County Press here.