Beverly Public Library Art Show Solo Artist Sheila Alden
The Beverly Public Library art show by local artist Sheila Alden is being held in the library’s Sohier Room for the month of December. Living Color is an exhibit which is free and open to the public during regular library hours and when meetings or library programs are not in progress. The artist chose Living Color as the title for her exhibit, as it is a mix a her artwork both old and new. Moreover because being an artist is something that you are, as well as things that you do.
Original Artwork In A Variety Of Mediums
Alden is displaying 17 of her original works of art at the Beverly Public Library art show. The show consists of several detailed pen and ink drawings; one is based on a Currier and Ives print of Mallard ducks. The second is a portrait of a Maine Coon cat which was referenced from a photograph. Quite a few of the pieces are oil pastels. A medium the artist has enjoyed working with over the past couple of years. There is one very spontaneous oil painting of peonies included in the show. This lovely group of peonies is something the artist happened upon while walking her dogs. Also included are some fine examples of marine digital art. Scenes from Winter Island, in Salem, Massachusetts. As well as the rocky coastline of Bass Rocks, in Gloucester, MA.
Frequently she uses graphite and colored pencils, as well as India ink to create intricate drawings. A lifelong learner, she also believes experimentation with mediums including oils, oil pastels, acrylics, and watercolors contributes to freshness and originality in her creations. A long time advocate of computers and technology, she is a skillful fine art digital photographer, graphic designer, and creates digital art. Her love of life, animals, and nature are reflected in her bold artwork.
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