The life aquatic inspires the life artistic in these delicate and dreamy works. Written by Allison Hersh.
By Victoria May Collett
Watercolor, 9 x 6 inches
Collett’s tropical-themed paintings transport viewers to exotic palm-fringed grottoes and celebrate familiar low country marshscapes. Using delicate brushstrokes and saturated colors, she paints emerald trees, sapphire waves and pale amethyst clouds drifting overhead. “I’ve always loved palm trees,” she confesses. “They just take you away.”
By Phil Stark
Watercolor, 20 x 24 inches
Stark developed a love of art as a young boy, creating drawings inspired by radio shows. Recently, during his coastal travels, a series of anchored shrimp boats caught his eye. “[My wife and I] both were struck by their aging character,” he recalls, “and I painted ‘Miss Gennie’ upon our return to Savannah.”
“Lylith the Lion Fish”
By Samone Norsworthy
Watercolor and mixed media, 8 x 10 inches
Norsworthy captures the Technicolor allure of life beneath the waves in her vivid compositions. The granddaughter of a shipbuilder who emigrated from Sweden to Savannah, she has an irrepressible fascination with ocean creatures. “The sea is a mysterious place where discovery is limitless,” she muses.
By Brenda Turner
Gouache study on black Arches paper, 30 x 20 inches
Turner’s innovative graphic works have been featured in nearly 70 competitive art shows and in the pages of Watercolor magazine. In “Femme Facette,” she deconstructs the female figure into a glorious puzzle of irregularly shaped fields of color, revealing the edgy, experimental potential of this traditional art form.