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2013 Art Gallery Displays
From April through October, you can find Margaret outdoor art shows around the mid-Atlantic region, including the Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show. Specializing in watercolor realism, she changes her subjects often, as she turns to different events that pass through her life. Local scenes, unique life moments, and memorable adventures are typical subject of her paintings reflecting her down to earth, easy-going personality.
Lancaster County native Tim Colyer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Millersville University and recently retired after 30 years as a floor pattern designer for Armstrong World Industries. The Artists Magazine featured his award-winning watercolors.
His painting style is a departure from the spontaneity often associated with classic watercolors; he takes a more technical approach. Capturing both the essence and the detail of a subjevt presents many challenges; to overcome this, he matches his knowledge of technique to the effect he is trying to create. As a result, his painting methods often resemble skirmishes with the paper as opposed to beautiful calculated brushstrokes, sometimes combining opaque and transparent pigment in a painting to achieve the result he wants. Ultimately, he works until the painting reflects the vision that inspired it.
Printmaking & Mixed Media
Lancaster artist Autumn Wright graduated from Millersville University with a B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in drawing and printmaking. She attended programs at Penland School of Arts and Crafts in North Carolina and the School of Visual Arts at Chautauqua, NY. Autumn believes that different drawing and printmaking processes regularly influence her artwork, playing a big role in what she will create. Most of her work has an organic quality referencing the body and things that you might find in nature. As an avid collector of many things, especially rocks and shells, these shapes appear in her art. Dealing with relationships, comparisons and clusters of objects, she wants the viewer to look at groupings and analyze what they are looking at to compare and contrast.
The individual pieces of a work can stand alone, or they can be collected as a grouping. As an artist she is constantly collecting materials that influences and satisfies a subconscious need for creating. For Autumn, it is the thrill of acquiring an item and grouping with something else in a way that shows object are different but connected in some way.