Join the Creations of Hope Gallery in celebrating the work of Pamela Rees. She states “Exploring art became a reality for me in 1997 when I took my first art class with Marty Marovich, learning the Old Masters style of oil painting. After painting mostly Kansas landscapes and the vast, ever changing Kansas skies for several years, I began to explore other art mediums. I have always been an avid gardener and over the past 30 years, created many perennial gardens on our farm near Lecompton. I love watching nature; birds, butterflies and the various pollinating insects as they forage the vegetables and blooming flowers for nectar. Spending time sitting in the shade of my front yard and listening to the bird songs, and watching so many different kinds of insects flitting from flower to flower is so relaxing for me. My yard and simple surroundings have provided me with continual inspiration for my art work using watercolor, mixed media collage and alcohol ink.
My life has had its ups and downs and art has become a way to express my love of nature, allows me to relax and enjoy the creative moments and explore many new beginnings.
The exhibit will open Friday October 4th and be on display throughout the month.