Congratulations to our Spotlight Artist of the Month for September: Adriana Vidal!
About This Piece:
“Champion Trees” is an 11”x14” piece using a combination of watercolors, watercolor pencils, and sepia ink. My inspiration was a photo I took during a visit to Congaree Park. The trees are just amazing and the interplay of the vine on the tree with the shadows created by the vine’s leaves just made me want to paint it.
Art and animals have always been part of my life but for years I only had time for the occasional doodle or commission. Currently I am working predominantly with watercolor and ink to create mixed media pieces focused on my love of nature with an eye to showcasing endangered species. I also create 3 dimensional shadow box pieces that are generally nature scenes that combine 3D items with paintings. In addition, I create hand bound journals, small polymer clay or paper clay sculptures, and small acrylic paintings. I am happy to do commissioned pieces; I specialize in painting Pet Portraits.
As an artist in Los Angeles, I participated in several art shows, fundraisers, and holiday boutiques and had studio space at the Hawthorne Arts Complex. I was a member of The Word is Art Gallery from 2013 until 2014; in addition to selling my art at the gallery, I helped provide social media support for the members. After that I was a member the Ten Women Gallery on Main Street in Santa Monica, CA until 2015 where I sold my art and wrote the monthly newsletter.
Since moving to Columbia, SC in 2016, I have become a member of 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701CCA), Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) and the SC Watermedia Society (SCWS). In September 2017, I was invited to have a one-person show at Trustus Theater. I have also participated in the 2018 SCWS Digital Show and the CCAL 2018 Juried Show. In addition to Soda City and various other markets and festivals, my work can be found at PoDunk Holler in Little Mountain and at Crave Artisan Market, Catitude Cat Café, and Palms to Palmettos in Columbia.
See more of Adriana's at adrianavidalartworks.com.
You can reach Adriana by clicking HERE.