Thank you for reading this series of Q&A interviews with artists and writers participating in the Pendaries Art League 16th Annual Art Show to be held July 6 – 7, with an opening reception on July 5. There will be a robust body of work by talented creative spirits. Consider it Christmas shopping in July for a unique gift for yourself or someone special in your life. And you will be supporting the arts in the best possible way, by purchasing something created with love and dedication.
Q. What art medium do you work in?
A. I work in acrylic and oil.
Q. Why that medium?
A. I started in acrylic and have now done several paintings in oils. They are softer for blending and truer colors.
Q. What inspires you?
A. The sunsets over Galveston Bay inspired me to pick up my brushes after almost 50 years! The clouds and the colors have me in constant awe of God’s creation.
Q. What is your preferred work environment?
A. I love to paint at our home in Galveston with a whole wall of light coming in off of the Bay.
Q. Who do you most admire and in what ways were you influenced by the individual?
A. As an art student at the University of Texas in the 1960s, I fell in love with the amazing sunsets of George Inness. His attention to detail and the golden glow of the sun as it set fascinated me.
Q. What do you most want visitors to the show to know about you as an artist?
A. I love creating things with my hands! Painting, sculpture, needlework, woodcarving, stained glass and photography are mediums that I have enjoyed working in over the years.
Q. Other than this show, where can you work be purchased?
A. Sherwood’s Gallery in Houston, Texas.
Q. Is this your first year as a P.A.L. participant and what appeals to you about being in this show?
A. It is my first year and I am very excited to have my paintings included in the show! It is also my first show.
Q. What is your one-line invitation to the Pendaries Art League show?
A. I hope you are as excited about coming to the show as I am to be in it!
You are invited:
Pendaries Art League
Pendaries Event Center
31 Lodge Road, Rociada, NM
Friday, July 5, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 6, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 7, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm