Debbie Grainger and Rose Jowdy Exhibit
Artist Reception & Exhibit Opening: Sunday, February 5, 4:30—6:00pm, in the RVCC Auditorium.
Debbie Grainger: “I was born and raised in Montana and have always enjoyed pine trees, mountains and snow, the sun, moon and stars and the big blue sky. After teaching for a few years, I worked in Guam and then Hawaii as a CPA, and learned about the power and beauty of the ocean and lushness of the tropics. After moving to Virginia and working as an RN, I met my husband David Lipscomb (of the Va Rock Shop at RVCC.) My painting began in January 2011, when—instead of making a New Year’s resolution I wouldn't keep—I decided I wanted to paint. I took an Intro to Painting class at PVCC and got hooked. I have spent the last 6 years learning to express myself through various media of acrylics, charcoal, ink and pastels. Come and enjoy seeing my journey of creation.”
Rose Marie Jowdy: “I have a great appreciation for the great outdoors, art and life in general. Like nature, art is somehow a part of me. I capture photographs and paint because it is my way of conveying what I see in nature and interpret my relationship with the landscape, and its affect on me. I am influenced and inspired by the works of Ansel Adams, Wolf Kahn, John Stockwell, Cezanne, Derain, Turner, Whistler and nature, itself. I am interested in unconfined, wide open, vast spaces. Spaces where I can see the horizon, feel the sun, smell the dirt after a cool rain, feel the damp grass on my bare feet and breathe in fresh air. This photographic journey is a labor of love to share with you my love of nature and abandoned old structures that have contributed to shape my extremely grateful life.”
The exhibit will be on display for the month of February.