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View the video about the Orange County Artists Guild show at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts by Trudy Thomson

Check out the lovely work on display at the current Orange County Artist Guild show at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. You’ll find a range of expressive 2D and 3D work; you’ll likely be surprised by the many styles and techniques used. There are serious realistic and representational compositions as well as many fun and fanciful items. Special thanks to…

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Painting of a hibiscus flower in purples and pinks

Night Runner by Katherine Darcy

Not long ago, my dear friend Jean sent me a picture of an unusual hibiscus flower. The colors were like nothing I had ever seen before, as if the flower was not in a photo, but a painting. I was determined to paint the flower but needed to see it first to believe it was real. I like to have…

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Painting of a woman by Maya Barton

Transformed by Pigment by Maya Barton

Transparent sepia is a fascinating pigment when you mix it with linseed oil. I pick up a Cornellisen bristle brush and stain an empty canvas with lazy rogue strokes, while I take a sip of my strong coffee. My studio turns into a blinding space of endless imagination. Yann Tiersen piano notes swirl into my space from my amazon music…

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View Video Preview at Higgins and Myers by Trudy Thomson

Here’s a video preview of what you can see on display October - November 2022 at the fabulous Higgins and Myers Gallery in Chapel Hill, located at 1728 Fordham Blvd #119. The current show at Higgins and Myers is a preview of the fine art and fine craft by Orange County Artist Guild Members who are participating in the OCAG…

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From Here to There painting series by David Stickel

From Here to There – and All Points Between by David Stickel

From Jackson Hole to Charleston and all points in-between, it’s the same thing. Oils, acrylics and 3-D sculptures are in every gallery across the land, but very few have watercolors on their walls. Why is that? For many years, watercolorists have sought a level playing field compared to other mediums. Galleries are quick to point out their perceived ‘lack’ of…

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A montage of the 2021 Paint-a-Thon at Emily Eve Weinstein’s Chapel Hill carport
A montage of the 2021 Paint-a-Thon at Emily Eve Weinstein’s Chapel Hill carport
A montage of the 2021 Paint-a-Thon at Emily Eve Weinstein’s Chapel Hill carport.
Kaidy Lewis with completed coffee table
Kaidy Lewis with completed coffee table: Ode to de Kooning, 54” x 24” x 15”
Betsy Vaden with her completed ladderback chair
Betsy Vaden with her completed ladderback chair: Garden of Eden, 54” x 24” x15”
A montage of the 2021 Paint-a-Thon at Emily Eve Weinstein’s Chapel Hill carportKaidy Lewis with completed coffee tableBetsy Vaden with her completed ladderback chair

OCAG Artists Participate in a Paint-A-Thon by Emily Eve Weinstein

It was a normal paint-a-thon on a sunny day at my house in Chapel Hill. A couple talented friends, loyal neighbors, and artists from the Orange County Artists Guild (OCAG) came together to paint a variety of pieces to display during the upcoming Independent Animal Rescue (IAR) online auction. We worked under my carport to enliven chairs and other donated…

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