Friday, November 12, 2010

2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll

Our 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll is the 13th from 6 to 9 p.m. Many of the galleries will be hosting special shows for this event.
Local artist Carol Dickie will be the featured artist at Eureka Thyme Gallery in Eureka Springs, Ark., Nov. 13 from 1-5 p.m.
Dickie is a mixed water media landscape artist who describes her style as abstract naturalism.
“I find myself fascinated with the shapes and rhythms of the natural world, and strive to see beyond the obvious in my paintings,” she said. “There is a simplicity of form and structure underlying everything that creates the basis for my paintings. I deeply appreciate color and enjoy pushing it to the limit in my work.”
Dickie employs many of the water-based medias, including watercolor, gouache, acrylic and casein, along with pastels and several drawing media including charcoal, conte crayon and graphite. She paints on watercolor paper, watercolor boards, gessoed masonite, Aquabord and Claybord.
Most important, she said, is to convey how a particular place makes her feel. “When the viewer gets that, I know I’ve done my job.”
Since becoming a full-time artist in 2007, her work has been juried into several national and regional shows. In 2010, her painting, Deep Snow, won an award at the National Painters in Casein and Acrylic Exhibition in New York City; another painting, Bench in Snow, took second place overall in the 10-state Artists of Northwest Arkansas annual show in Springdale; and a third painting, Ozark Snow Shadows, was accepted into the 90th Annual National Watercolor Society show in San Pedro, California. She was also accepted as a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society in 2010.

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