A reception for the artists was held Thursday.
Born and raised in Oxford, Ed Williams has lived in Arab since 1983 and now considers it home. He became interested in fine art as a child; however, his life as an artist did not begin until an eight-week stay in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was receiving treatments for cancer.
What started out as therapy, has continued into the present. He is now a full time artist specializing in oils and acrylics.
Dianne Rains Barnett says she has always painted when she had time. Her works are mostly done with acrylics and feature Guntersville streetscapes, gardens and abstracts.
“In the gardens and abstracts I just put colors on the canvas with no idea what they are going to be,” she says. “I do the flowers freehand and just add them as the painting develops.”
The streetscapes are drawn from a photo before painting, and they take quite a bit of time, she added.
Better known in her role as mother to Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar and "Nan" to John Clay, Cade and Cale, this is Dianne’s first time to exhibit her work.
MVAC exhibits are open Tuesday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit mountainvalleyartscouncil.com for more information.