Chapin Art Trail
A Community Art Project
My conceptual motivation combines my love of painting birds with birds indigenous to the Chapin area. The birds would rest on tree limbs winding around the post with blue sky in the background and marshy areas toward the bottom of the post in order to host some water birds. Avian participants may include: Blue Bird, Carolina Wren, Cardinal, a White Throated Sparrow, Anhinga, Yellow Grosbeaks, Egrets, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a Blue Heron.
In my work I like to create images more pleasing to look at than what they may look like in photographs or real life. Color can transform the dreariest subject. The most random image can inspire me – to the point of insomnia until I can satisfy the over-whelming “itch” to paint.
About the Artwork
All A-Twitter is a 4 foot tall artistic trail marker with a flat top. The metal form was created by Steven Reed and Shelly Fugua. The artistry on the marker was done by Maureen Carter.
Installed September 2021
About the Artist
I will forever consider myself a student of Art. I love the infinite variety there is to learn about creating images – I’ll try almost anything! My style is a combination of subtle realism with an inclination toward abstraction. I love to explore how color, light and texture can be manipulated to create an interesting image that leaves room for interpretation. My favorite media is Watercolor but I also enjoy acrylic, collage, mixed media and to a lesser extent oil. I love it all!
I am the Treasurer of the Crooked Creek Art League and a member of the SC Watermedia Society. My work has won some awards and I do enjoy the validation of winning - but for me, the best reward is creating something impressive to me!