Tag: art

‘One Image, No Limits’ Winners Named

The original green door photo by Jim Morris from which the artists drew inspiration.

LaVerne Kyriss Like many organizations, the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild has seen challenging times this year. “We’re still hanging in there and having Zoom meetings and discussions. The guild is still offering open studio times in the Topaz room for guild members with masks and safety protocols in place,” explained Karen Brungardt, guild president. “And…

Magic Happens when Creating Watercolors: Meet Artist of the Month Kay Sullivan

Kay Sullivan prepares a rough sketch in her SaddleBrooke studio. (Photo by LaVerne Kyriss)

LaVerne Kyriss Perhaps best known around SaddleBrooke for her precise and realistic watercolor pet portraits, often done as commissioned work, Kay Sullivan also paints landscapes, portraits, florals, and abstract images. “Painting animals comes easy to me,” she explained. “I always start with the eyes, the nose, and then the color of the body. The expression is…

Artist of the Month: Know the Rules Before You Break Them

Delys Nast smiles in her studio with an in-progress painting. (Photo by LaVerne Kyriss)

LaVerne Kyriss Delys Nast says she’s always done art. Her mother was an illustrator, commercial artist, and art teacher. “My mom always encouraged us four kids to explore creative outlets. We could use any of the supplies she had around,” she remembered, “except for the time I used pastel crayons for a sidewalk drawing. Those…