To love someone's art is such a broad comment. Narrowing that thought, if I see someone's art and certain pieces take my breath away, I thought you might enjoy "meeting" them, too. SO, the first of every month I hope to add an artist's work to my website.
For May, I would like you to meet Andrea Wilson.
Click on the images below to see a wonderful slide show of Andrea's finely detailed art.
You can learn more about Andrea at the following links.
In her own words, here is more info about Andrea...
Channeling obsessive/compulsive into art… I’ve finally admitted to myself I’m a LITTLE obsessive. I love the details and that’s okay. For almost 30 years I worked as a secretary/bookkeeper. Now I’m a full-time painter and printmaker, but still obsessed with recording all the information. Whether it’s the subtle colors and individual parts of flowers or the colorful, bug-eaten decay of fall leaves—I want to capture all of it. By embracing the details and frequently the imperfections of nature, my work offers a unique, creative perspective. I primarily focus on the region where I live in Pittman Center, Tennessee—just on the edge of the Greenbrier entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My studio is full of treasures collected from the forest and river near my home. Lichens, nutshells, rocks, seeds, mossy sticks, and flowers—these treasures go into the gestation of my paintings. The variety and intensity of color in a dying leaf or the graceful line of a stem, the personality of a dancing blossom—these are nature’s gifts that are all worthy of recording. I work primarily in watercolor and copperplate etching, but I also do mixed media work in mordant gilding of gold and/or silver leaf. My artwork continues to be an evolution of creative ideas.
Member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, American Society of Botanical Artists,
Foothills Craft Guild & Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
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