Still life oil paintings of Burlington artist Donna Watts will be featured in the Northwest Art Center’s Hartnett Hall Gallery June 16 through July 15, 2016. “Inspired by Show” includes 40 works created using “old methods and traditional Old Masters still life subjects, but in a modern interpretation of style,” according to Watts.
“The works of the Old Masters have always been a source of inspiration in my study and technique, and I have recently returned to using the old methods and materials of oil paint and canvas preparation,” said Watts.
Watts studied studio art at Valparaiso (Indiana) University and at the Dru Blair School of Art in Blair, SC, as well as independently with various instructors. She has been exhibiting her artwork for over 50 years. Her work is on display throughout the Midwest, and she teaches workshops at artist studios in Iowa, the Chicago area, and North Dakota. At her Burlington studio, Art Relief, “artists of various mediums join me to learn light and color theory, as well as other realism techniques that can be adapted to their own styles and methods,” said Watts.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and other hours by appointment.
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