Friday, January 30, 2009

“Through My Eyes” Art Show at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Paintings by local artist, Denise Hall, are featured in the Winter Art Show at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse through April 23. The oil and acrylic painting exhibit is entitled “Through My Eyes.”

“Art is a way to express the way I view the world around me. I paint subjects that are around me and move me to creative expression. Art has always been a part of my life regardless of whether a brush was in my hand or not“, said Hall.

Hall’s work has evolved throughout her life depicting subject matter from still life to portraiture. While her art expresses itself in realism and impressionism, it often takes on a whimsical quality of vibrant color, spontaneity and brush work, inviting the viewer to enter into the setting. Denise has and unbridled love of art and an eye for detail and can render the hair of a child or the suggestion of wind in the trees.

Denise has been interested in painting since early childhood and took every opportunity to participate in various art projects through high school, nursing school, and between children and a career. Since retirement in 1994, she has studied art at Kennesaw State University and under various art instructors, including Libby Dalan at KSU, Philomena O’Quinn Edwards, international artist, and portrait painters, Beverly Harding and Tommy Akins.

She is a member of the Atlanta Artists Center in Atlanta, and has exhibited paintings in juried Shows at the Grandview Gallery in Buckhead and the Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta.
The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan St., in downtown Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-822-5450. Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is free.
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