Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery", Dianna Smith, with her great painting.
Original Watercolor Painting by Dianna Smith
About the Artwork
Title: Drayton Hall
Size: 9.5" x 16"
Beautiful Drayton Hall is a valued piece of America's history. I painted this piece for CCAL's 2018 Places in South Carolina.
The painting was honored with an award at CCAL in 2018
I was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia and as long as I can remember, I have always loved "to create"!!! For a while in the 80's, I enjoyed making Folk Art with acrylic paints, but for most of my adult life I was happy as a stay-at-home mom for our 4 children. When the children were in college my husband Donald and I were transferred to Europe for a few years. Being exposed to all the amazing art and architecture there was truly a gift. While living in Amsterdam, I took oil painting lessons from Charissa van de Kerkof. Charissa was a patient and fun instructor and I gained confidence from her. Now that we are back in the states and retired to SC, I am blessed to be taking watercolor classes from Anne Hightower-Patterson White. Anne is a wonderful teacher and I consider her to be a good friend. She encouraged me to attend Kanuga Watermedia Workshops, where I have had the privilege to study under Soon Y Warren and Judy Morris. I believe painting is an opportunity to reflect the beauty seen in our world. I am excited to continue this journey "to create", thanking God for all of His blessings.
You can reach Dianna by clicking HERE.
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