Elephant Hill Wine Tasting
13h x 27.5w
My painting, Elephant Hill Wine Tasting was selected by juror, Jean Pederson, to be included in the 14th Biennial National Art Exhibition hosted by the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. The exhibition opens on February 14, 2024 and runs through April 12, 2024.
Below is my Artist Statement for Elephant Hill Wine Tasting:
Much of my artistic inspiration comes from my extensive collection of travel photographs. In the photo review of the trip my husband and I took to New Zealand, I was seized by the photos from the Elephant Hill Winery mostly because the modern building and interior were accented with my favorite signature aqua color. Inside the winery behind the winery’s tasting counter, were shelves and shelves of wine bottles and glasses. From my photo, I focused on a singular shelf where the sunlight reflected the winery’s surroundings and the shadows danced behind the glasses and bottles. The interplay of these reflections and shadows creates a lyrical movement for the viewer’s eye but more importantly it marries the realistic with the abstract.
The 15th Annual Art on Main was held August 12, 2023 in Downtown Three Lakes.
I was awarded Third Place with the judge commenting that my artwork was beautifully rendered, relatable imagery. As always the kids had fun doing watercolor postcards and pictures.
With Gay Scheffen, co-chairman of Art on Main
I had a great time teaching watercolor at a private home class. The seven students all produced an amazing painting.
It’s Summer 2023 in Three Lakes, Wisconsin and that means the Aqua Devil Waterski Team is having their twice weekly shows for the public, every Wednesday and Saturday evening at 6:30pm. These kids, ages 10-20 are accomplished water skiers and they really know how to entertain! If you’re in the area, come see them. I am supporting them by donating my Aqua Devil cards for their fundraising.