The Library’s art gallery in the building’s lower level is Huron’s one and only public art space. Local artists and artisans utilize the gallery to display their paintings, drawings, photographs, crafts and other works of art. To inquire about displaying your art in the gallery, please contact Wendy Bromfield at 419-433-5009.
This year’s gallery artists will display one of their favorite pieces. Patrons can vote for their choice for “Best in Show.” Ballots will be available in the gallery starting December 2 and your vote may be cast until December 15.
Watercolors, Oils, Mixed Media
Eileen, an avid art enthusiast for over 30 years, was born in Cleveland and now resides in Lorain County. Her repertoire spans many techniques and various media. She enjoys the spontaneous quality of watercolors and oils achieving many different effects, creating a certain warmth between the viewer and the painting. She describes her work as evolving from a simple thought, and then progressing into something entirely different. She is also a creative jewelry maker, using antique buttons, silverware and other items in one-of-a-kind pieces. Her work has been exhibited in local, state, and national juried art shows and she has many awards to her credit.
Diane began painting seriously when she was nearly 40 years old. Watercolor is the medium she loves best. She grew up in Fairview, attended OSU, and taught English in North Olmsted and Westlake. It was after moving to Wakeman that Diane began painting, something she had dreamed of as a child. Her love of nature is reflected in most of her paintings, usually consisting of landscapes and florals. The use of negative painting and the play of darks versus lights can be found in most of her work.
Diane is a member of the Vermilion Art Guild, Firelands Area Art League, Westshore Water Color Society, Erie Shore Art League, the Sandusky Art Group, and the Dover Watercolorists. She will be teaching a watercolor class at Huron Public Library on February 5. Register by January 29 for this “Sip and Paint” event.