Business Name: Paintings by Christy Jerrett
Type of Work: Impressionism in Oil
When creating a new painting, I hope to capture the beautiful colors, reflections, and shadows that are found in American landscapes. Whether painting flowers from my gardens, a Carolina coastal scene, or a subject enjoyed while traveling, my intent is for the viewer to feel a sense of peace, awe, and joy. Experiencing new places energizes and encourages my creativity.
Through my painting, I am trying to capture the essence of a scene that has left an everlasting impression on me and bring it to the viewer. Painting challenges me to be more observant, creative, and satisfy my desire to use my imagination. As an artist I strive to make an ordinary scene interesting, colorful, and exciting when paint touches my canvas. My intention is to speak to the viewer in a special way through my art. Looking for ways to improve and grow as an artist is my focus. It is a fun and rewarding way to share with others my appreciation for beautiful scenes in a world that can sometimes feel unsettling.
Throughout my life, I have admired other people’s artwork. After being inspired by other people’s ability to paint, I began painting in 2008. While working as a School Counselor, I took several painting classes during the summer months. Painting soon became a passion, and since my retirement in 2013, I now have the time to devote to my painting.
I have used oils, acrylics, watercolor, and alcohol ink. My favorite medium to use is oil. I enjoy painting in my home studio north of Winston-Salem. I have taken various classes at Salem College, Forsyth Technical School, Sawtooth Center for Visual Art, Art of the Carolina workshops, and with other artists in the area.
I am a member of The Muddy River Art Association, The Carolina Painters’ Guild, Art For Art’s Sake, and also paint weekly with the Polo Painters. My paintings are displayed at various locations in Winston-Salem, NC. I have also been a member of the Associated Artist in Winston-Salem.
My favorite style is Impressionism and some of my influences are Claude Monet, Childe Hassam, and Richard Schmid. I hope you will enjoy viewing my paintings on Facebook, The Red Dog Gallery website, Carolina Painters’ Guild website, and Pinterest.
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