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September 2013

Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Karen Gaag

The Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, will present Journey, featuring works by Karen Gaag, on view in the Guild Gallery, from Sept. 1 - 30, 2013. A reception will be held on Sept. 6, from 5-8pm.

Gaag grew up on a dairy farm in northeast Ohio, graduated from Miami University in Ohio, and became an educator. After moving to the Lowcountry thirteen years ago, she found time and encouragement to explore the world of art. This began an exciting journey. It was an opportunity to explore new ideas and to see what would happen with colors, different mediums, and techniques.

Watercolor was first and then acrylics, pastels, and oils. To improve her skills, she has studied with many local artists including, Gene Bekeart, Connie Olsen, Margaret Hoybach, Helen Beacham, Kathleen Wiley, Deborah Meyer, and Jeannette Le Grue.

Journey represents Gaag’s travels through artistic mediums and techniques. “Inspiration comes from where I live here in the Lowcountry and includes the wonderful marshes, birds and flowers along with the beautiful sunsets, as well as where I’ve been”. This includes northeast farmlands and the western mountains and deserts. “Rich soft colors are always the goal of my work,” adds Gaag. The journey goes on with no planned destination.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 843/722-2454 or visit (www.charlestonartistguild.com).

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