Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We interrupt our regular programming...

I've been a bit out of the loop on my blog posts lately.  I've been dealing with a series of annoying, fairly minor health problems that have distracted me and also sapped my creative energy.  I'm hoping to be back to posting by the weekend and certainly by next week.  I have some super Spotlight features lined up -- and I'm planning to be back to that feature next week too.  Thanks for stopping by and please come back again!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spotlight: Cathy Hillegas

watercolor, 22" x 30"
Cathy Hillegas

With parents who loved to draw and paint, Cathy Hillegas was encouraged from a young age to express herself with art.  She also spent many hours outdoors as a child, exploring and observing the woods and creeks near her home.  The results are very clear in her work -- amazing and often very intimate views of her surroundings, particularly the natural world.

Cathy has been showing her work for many years and has garnered a very nice bunch of awards along the way.  This year promises to be a banner year for her -- the painting shown above, Transcendence, will be featured on the cover of Splash 13 (publishing date, June 2012) and she has also been accepted into the American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, which opens April 3.

Please hop over to her website to learn more about her and see more of her work.