New watercolors were placed on display in Common Grounds Cafe’ inside Brewer Library yesterday. The additions are by Elizabeth m. Hornish, who describes her “journey in art” as follows:
When I was thirteen, I had the opportunity to see a Vincent Van Gogh exhibit five times. This gave me the chance to really examine his paintings and I discovered a world of light and shadow the likes of which I never imagined. That experience stayed with me and when I started painting many years later I wanted to be able to recreate that feeling in my own paintings.
I started painting over twenty years ago when a friend suggested that I join her at a Saturday paint-a-long. Little did I know that one day experience would start me on a journey in art. My journey has taken me to workshops whereI learned technique, color theory, how to handle a paint brush, perspective, drawing, and different media. I’ve traveld to Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Italy and Ireland to paint with master artists and learn from them.
Although I started my journey painting in oils, today I paint primarily in watercolor. My paintings cover a wide range of subjects from fruits and vegetables to landscapes and still lifes.