BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –
The February exhibit at Mena Art Gallery will feature the watercolor artistry of Susan Poole Gibson.
Susan has lived in Arkansas since 1995 and is affiliated with Mena and Batesville Art Galleries as well as the Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs. She has specialized in watercolor since 2005, works as a full time professional artist, and has exhibited in national and international competitions across the country. She holds Master Status within Mid-Southern, Mississippi and Missouri Watercolor Societies, and is an associate member of many other distinguished societies. Susan has developed her skill through independent study and private instruction in America and Europe.
Susan said, “I am inspired by all beauty around me: people, nature, and still life, and attracted by all their complexities.” She uses clean, vivid transparent, multiple layers of glazed color.
Raffle tickets will be available at the gallery for a print made by William Rainey of a painting Susan did of a barn owl and will cost $5.00 each. All proceeds will go to the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center, operated by conservationist-naturalist, Tommy Young.
There will be a reception on Saturday, February 1, from 1 to 3 pm. Come to meet Susan, talk with her about her work, enjoy seeing some really excellent watercolor paintings, and pick up a raffle ticket for the barn owl print.
If you cannot make the reception on Saturday, the exhibit will be up throughout the month of February during regular gallery hours: 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays.