It is “spring forward” time, but March came in like a lion with “snowquester” and all. Out west in the Shenandoah Valley or north and west in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and beyond, there is plenty of snow on the hills and mountains.
I wrote last week about snowflakes and the quest to capture them in artful fashion. The best that I could do was in photographs that I share here. The featured artist, however, is Elisabeth Hudgins.
She is a kindred spirit in that she responds to everyday things for which she chronicles in her paintings. She is an active leader in the Arlington Arts Alliance and has a studio and gallery space at Stifel & Capra.
So, here are her snow paintings, celebrating a mild winter. I can imagine looking at one of these on my wall this summer when the temperature is above 80 degrees. It would be refreshing.
“My art journey started at a young age, when I was inspired by my artist grandmother. In college I received my BFA, and went on to a career as a Graphic Designer and Art Director. After my children were born, I felt the need to reconnect with my creativity on a more personal level, and began painting again. This leg of the journey has taken me from representational watercolor paintings, to my latest, mixed media studies that explore the link between past and present.”
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